The human whose name is written in this note shall die.

Netflix has dropped the very first trailer for the live-action remake of Japanese manga series “Death Note”, giving us a first glimpse of Nat Wolff as Light Turner.

Source: YouTube Screenshot

The 1-minute trailer starts with Light discovering the Death Note and killing off “bad guys” in a bid to create a perfect world without evil. Not much has been revealed in the trailer, so it seems like we’ll have to wait a ‘lil longer for more details to surface.

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While there are some complaints about the upcoming movie, most fans agree that Willem Dafoe is the perfect cast as Ryuk the Shinigami (god of death). Although he only has one line in the trailer – “Shall we begin?” and his face wasn’t shown, fans were already sold.

We also saw glimpses of the chaos caused by Kira and a 1-second appearance by Lakeith Stanfield, who portrays L.

Watch the full trailer here:

The official synopsis is as follows:

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.

Aside from the aforementioned actors, other casts include Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Paul Nakauchi as Watari, and Shea Whigham as James Turner.

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“Death Note” will premiere in Netflix on 25th August.

Source: The Verge.

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