Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s popular manga series Death Note is gonna be Netflix’s next big release.
The world of manga is coming alive this summer as Netflix prepares to release the live action adaptation of the popular manga series Death Note.
The movie, just like the series, revolves around a young man who comes across a mysteriously supernatural book that gives him the power to kill anyone simply by writing down the person’s name on one of its pages. While busy using the book for good by killing criminals, an eccentric detective starts an investigation to bring the man and his book to an end.
The first Death Note teaser trailer was released yesterday and manga fans all over the world went crazy.
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 22, 2017
There was a lot of excitement from many fans. However, some hardcore fans of the original Death Note series expressed being disappointed that the lead character, Light Turner, is played by a Caucasian American actor, Nat Wolff.
there's a netflix original caucasian deathnote remake NOPE DELETE
— tom, the art (@tom_harlock) March 23, 2017
Some even hinted towards whitewashing.
wow the new death note trailer looks awesome pic.twitter.com/tbTxcHQxoF
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) March 23, 2017
The producers are however positive that the movie will draw in viewers and do rather well.
The American adaptation of the Japanese classic is directed by Adam Wingard,and will star Nat Wolff alongside Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe. The film is said to have cost between $40 and $50 million, and will release on August 25, 2017 on Netflix.