The upcoming American live-action film adaptation of the classic Manga/Anime series Death Note is directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest) and will star Nat Wolff (Paper Towns). Co-starring Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi and Shea Whigham. The film releases exclusively as a Netflix original on August 25, 2017.
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook from a shinigami named Ryuk that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know. The series centers around Light’s subsequent attempts to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” as “God” using the notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.