After so much teasing and hype, Netflix has finally released a quick teaser for its Death Note film.
Netflix's official Twitter has released the new clip. And while we don't really see a lot going on in it, there are glimpses of Light, L, and even Ryuk.
The film does look to be on the darker side, with all of the vices and action depicted for the young and the carefree. I know this is going to probably be a loose adaptation in as far as the characterization goes. But does this mean Light won't be the genius that he was in the manga and anime? Because to be honest, that would not fit the bill at all.
L is supposed to be secretive and weird, and Light should be able to both feel for him and abhor his rival at the same time. I don't know if this is what's going to be happen, but I'm still on the fence, despite this being a Netflix original.
Though I do appreciate that they got the Death Note notebook like the original. There are also some odd effects, like a Ferris wheel that seem to be melting away, that may actually do well for the story.
Netflix's Death Note stars Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Keith Stanfield as L, and Margaret Qually as Misa Amane Willem Dafoe will also have quite the role as the Shinigami Ryuk. The live-action film will be directed by Adan Wingard, and it's set for release this year.
The "Shall we begin?" ending does have a nice ring to it. Can't expect less from Dafoe.