First trailer for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of manga / anime Death Note


It’s been a while since we reported on the adaptation of the Death Note manga, but apparently director Adam Wingate and crew have been busy for there’s a new trailer for the Netflix original film Death Note:

Death Note isn’t due to be released until August 25th, so there’s plenty of time to familiarize yourself with existing versions of the content (manga, anime, Japanese films / television) or to stew in anticipation or lack thereof. For my own part, it’s enough time re-watch the anime and bask in the Light of how brilliant-come-simple the story is: fantastic concept serialized to the right length, never diluting the impact of decisions or event within the story. This is not your average, bloated, designed to keep running series. It is designed to come to a satisfying conclusion in its own, due course.

The story revolves around high school student Light Yagami, a high school student who finds a notebook with the power to kill whomever’s name is written in it, and L, a super detective out to stop him. But it’s intense! And this adaptation promises to be as well. Are you familiar with the story? What do you think the odds are that Netflix delivers? I’m curious for your thoughts as their latest adaptation, Iron Fist, has fallen flat with reviewers and audiences alike.