Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural thriller film directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch; A Horrible Way to Die; You’re Next; et al) from a screenplay by Charles and Vlas Parlapanides and Jeremy Slater (Pet; The Lazarus Effect), based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
The film stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham and Willem Dafoe.
A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages.
He decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror…
The film is scheduled for an August 25, 2017 release on Netflix.
Cast and characters:
- Nat Wolff as Light Turner
- Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton
- Keith Stanfield as L (Get Out; The Purge: Anarchy)
- Paul Nakauchi as Watari
- Shea Whigham as James Turner
- Willem Dafoe as Ryuk [voice] (Odd Thomas; Daybreakers; Antichrist)
- Masi Oka