Netflix Reveals Teaser Trailer for 'Death Note,' Streaming Premiere Set for August 25

Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 at 09:45 AM PDT by

The live action adaptation of the popular manga series will hit Netflix in August.  

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for its latest original film Death Note. The movie comes from director Adam Wingard and producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs, and Masi Oka. 

What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. 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. The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) and 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).

Check out the teaser trailer below!

Death Note will premiere exclusively through Netflix on August 25.

Other upcoming Netflix premieres include Grace and Frankie season three on March 24, The Discovery on March 31, 13 Reasons Why on March 31, Mystery Science Theater 3000 on April 14, Sandy Wexler on April 14, Girlboss on April 21, Bill Nye Saves the World on April 21, Dear White People on April 28, Casting JonBenet on April 28, Master of None season two on May 12, Anne on May 12, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season three on May 19, War Machine on May 26, House of Cards season five on May 30, Orange is the New Black season five on June 9, GLOW on June 23, Naked on August 11, and Stranger Things season two on October 31.

A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming. 

Source: Netflix (YouTube)

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