Clip for Netflix's Live-Action Death Note Film Shows Ryuk, Light's Meeting
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Netflix began streaming a clip from its live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note manga on Thursday. The clip shows Ryuk and Light meeting, and Light using the titular Death Note for the first time.
In addition to Wolff, Stanfield, Qualley, and Dafoe, the film stars Paul Nakauchi as Watari, and Shea Whigham as James Turner. Actor and producer Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0) will also have a part in the film.
Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee (Dark Water, The Lake House, Shutter), Lin Pictures' Dan Lin (This Side of the Truth, Sherlock Holmes, The Lego Movie), Viz Productions' Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka are producers. Doug Davison (Dark Water, The Grudge, The Lake House) and Brian Witten (Dark City, American History X, Final Destination) are executive producers, and Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve had been overseeing the project for Warner. Nine Inch Nails member Atticus Ross and his brother Leopold Ross are composing the soundtrack for the film.
In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, teenager Light Yagami 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 addition to the 2006 television anime adaptation and tie-in specials, Death Note also received a Japanese live-action film adaptation in 2006, with a sequel titled Death Note: The Last Name, and a spinoff titled L change the WorLd in 2008. A live-action television series adaptation premiered last July, and ended last September. A new film titled Death Note: Light up the NEW world, described as a "forbidden sequel" to the first live-action film, opened in Japan on October 29. The manga also inspired a stage musical by Broadway veterans in 2014. Viz Media released the manga, Japanese live-action films, anime, and other tie-in projects in North America, and Crunchyroll streamed the live-action television series.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.