Ahead of its Iminent release onto the streaming platform, Netflix have released a brand new clip from the upcoming Adam Wingard-directed adaptation of the manga novel Death Note.
The Netflix original film stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as the voice of Ryuk.
Takeshi Obata, illustrator of the original manga, comments on the film: “It exceeded my expectations. There was high level of quality, sophistication, and attention to every detail. This is what a Hollywood Death Note movie should be. Personally, I was engrossed with the ending! In a good way, it both followed and diverged from the original work so the film can be enjoyed, of course by not only the fans, but also by a much larger and wider audience.”
Writer of the original Japanese manga, Tsugumi Oba, remarks that “thanks to the beautiful imagery and the thrilling direction by Adam Wingard, the movie is magnificent A-level thriller masterpiece. The characters are all faithful to satisfying their desires. I’ve always wanted to write a Death Note like this as well. Through Netflix it will reach a global audience, so I hope that the people around the world who didn’t know about Death Note will get a chance to discover and enjoy it.”
You can watch the brand new clip, titled ‘L Confronts Light’ in the player below. Death Note lands on Netflix on August 25th. We’ll have a full review of the film as soon as possible.