The teaser for the upcoming Adam Wingard Netflix movie adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, Death Note, is here, and boy is it creepy as hell. Wingard, who is most known for his recent Blair Witch film, is becoming a serious commodity in the horror scene, and this teaser fits the bill pretty well. Collider some to Wingard a little while back and he had this to say about his Death Note project:
“We can do whatever we want. That was the cool thing about it, because it’s an anime film. So, technically, it’s a cartoon that you’re bring to life. To me, the thing about anime is that it’s so adult-oriented. I remember going to Suncoast growing up and you see Akira there with the little “Not for Kids” sticker on it. That always made an impact on me. So, doing my first live-action anime thing, to me it was important that you have those adult themes. So, it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence. Jason Eisener, who did Hobo with a Shotgun. I brought him on – I’m good friends with him – as second-unit director. There’s basically like three good Jason Eisner short films in there and they’re all very gory. I was able to just turn him loose sometime, and just do some crazy stuff.”
What better person to voice the “Death God” Ryuk than the always creepy Willen Dafoe? The teaser is pretty awesome, but what we do not see is LaKeith Stanfield as the nameless detective after the kid with the book who fancy’s himself a god. The film will hit Netflix on August 25th, so be ready!
Here is the official synopsis:
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.