The supernatural thriller film Death Note is the live-action adaptation of the famous Japanese manga series. The first look of the movie is already out and it looks extremely intriguing. The film has faced several backlashes due to whitewashing the entire cast of the film. This manga is one of the most famous series and has gained a cult following over the years. The manga fans wish that the film sticks to the original storyline to maintain its authenticity. Let us find out whether the trailer did justice to the film or not.
Death Note Trailer
The trailer of Death Note begins with the falling of the mystical book from the sky. It gives the power to kill anyone in the world simply by writing their name in it. The first page of the book describes it as “The human whose name is written in this note shall die.” The introduction of the film gives a brief introduction of what audiences can expect in the film.
Though there is someone else who is tracking down the book, the trailer does not unveil the character. In the last few seconds of the trailer, there is a shadow that teases a hint of a chase, which will take over the film in the last half. There are some wonderful scenes in the trailer like the falling of a giant wheel. It seems like the Netflix film adaptation has followed the original storyline faithfully.
The film originally belongs to Japanese culture and identity. However, the entire film is based in the United States with whitewashed characters. It looks far away from the original look and feel as this one is strictly an American styled version. (Via Cosmopolitan)
Some of the fans have started an online petition to boycott the upcoming film. The petition is said to have reached it’s the target of 15k signatures. The original version describes a lot about Japanese culture and history, but it looks highly different from the original version, though the story remains the same. Contrary to this, the recently released trailer has gained quite a lot of popularity on social media and the internet.
One day, a young man receives a book called Death Note that has actually fallen from the sky. The book is magical and gives the power to kill anyone merely by writing their name in it. The man then comes to a decision to kill all criminals and convicts to make this world a better place to live. However, it isn’t so easy as there is another major character in the film – a mysterious detective who keeps a track of this book. The young man meets this detective and then brings a new chase of an enigma.
Perhaps, the film at the end might reveal how this book really reached this young man and its real objective.
Cast Members & Production Details
The film includes Nat Wolff (as Light Turner), Margaret Qualley (as Mia Sutton) and Keith Stanfield as L) in lead roles. Other cast members include Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, Willem Dafoe and Masi Oka.
The film was obtained from Warner Bros. at $40–50 million and is expected to do promising business. The production of the film began last year in June in British Columbia. It is directed by A Horrible Way to Die’s Adam Wingard, while the screenplay is being written by Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides and Jeremy Slater.
Death Note is slated to be released on August 25, 2017, on popular streaming giant Netflix. Netflix is coming out with several original films this year.
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