You may still have to wait a while (August 25th), but you’re going to want to keep your eye on Death Note, the Netflix film adaptation of the hugely popular manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
Of course, as cool as Netflix originals are becoming, fans might have wished for a big-budget, theatrical release. But, if the trailer can be believed, that might not have been the way to go after all. It’s a movie that requires the freedom to be really crazy, and it looks like director Adam Wingard managed the curious, dark revelry inherent in a story about demonic hit lists. And, for the fans out there, Willem Dafoe is the voice of Ryuk. What more do you need to know?
Actually, the cast in general looks pretty fantastic, especially interesting is the inclusion of Shea Whigham, who impresses me in everything.
Take a look above, and stay tuned, because we will be bringing you everything we can on this one.
Now, if you aren’t in the know, you can check out the anime version on Netflix and get prepared.