Madman Streams 2016 Death Note Film's Trailer With English Subtitles
posted on by Alex Mateo
Australian distributor Madman Entertainment began streaming on Thursday an English-subtitled trailer for this year's live-action Death Note sequel film, Death Note Light up the NEW world. The trailer reveals that the film screens in theaters in Australia this year.
The website for Madman Anime Festival 2016 also revealed that the event on September 3-4 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host a display of props used in the film, including a Death Note.
In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, a teenager named Light finds a notebook with which he can put people to death by writing their names. He begins a self-anointed crusade against the criminals of the world, and a cat-and-mouse game begins with the authorities and one idiosyncratic genius detective.
In the new film's story, a highly advanced information society is beset by global cyber-terrorism in 2016. New charismatic figures, who "inherited the DNA" of Light (previously played Tatsuya Fujiwara) and the detective L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama), emerge. The successors of the two geniuses will wage a war over six Death Notes on Earth.
A crucial plot element will be the "Six-Note Rule": only six Death Notes are allowed to exist at a time in the human world. Of course, the Shinigami (Gods of Death) themselves are limited to the number of Death Notes. Therefore, up to six Shinigami may exist in the human world. This rule existed in the original manga, but previous adaptations in the franchise have not used this rule thus far.
Sousuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai's Higen, MOZU's Kazuhiko Shingai) as Ryūzaki, L's successor and a world-famous detective.
Mina Fujii as Shō Nanase, an investigator on the Death Note task force.
Eiichiro Funakoshi as Kenichi Mikuriya, a Supreme Court justice who possesses a Death Note.
Erika Toda as Misa Amane (Toda is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)
Shidou Nakamura as Ryuk (Nakamura is reprising the role from the previous live-action films and anime.)
Sota Aoyama as Tōta Matsuda (Aoyama is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Library Wars films) is directing the film. Namie Amuro is performing the theme song "Dear Diary" and the insert song "Fighter" for the film. "Dear Diary" is a ballad that is based on the film's title "Light up the NEW world." The song "Fighter" is a dance number written from the point of view of the character Misa Amane.
The film is a "forbidden sequel" to the two earlier live-action Death Note films, 2006's Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name. The film was shot in overseas locations, and Warner Brothers will distribute.