Comic-Con 2017: Netflix’s Death Note Adapts Beloved Manga Series
Welcome to Comic-Con, Netflix.
The juggernaut streaming service made their inaugural presentation at Comic-Con’s most prestigious venue, Hall H, with a panel covering their adaptation of Death Note. The film is based on the original manga and anime series, anddirector Adam Wingard (You’re Next) chatted about the project along side producers Masi Oka and Roy Lee
Your stars of Death Note are Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Lakeith Stanfield as L, and Willem Dafoe as the voice of Ryuk. Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
Death Note releases worldwide August 25, 2017 on Netflix.