Netflix’s upcoming Death Note adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga has already drawn some ire from a small but vocal portion of the internet. But the folk who truly have a reason to take issue with the live action US adaptation are the original Death Note anime characters themselves, which is what YouTube channel DrMachakil has posited in a witty little video that you can see below!
Willem Dafoe and Nat Wolff star in the Netflix film alongside Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, and Shea Whigham. Roy Lee (The Ring) and Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) are producing Death Note with Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka. Jonathan Eirich and John Powers Middleton are executive producing with Miri Yoon and Brendan Ferguson. It was directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch).
Death Note will be hitting Netflix on August 25th.
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student (Wolff) who comes across a supernatural notebook that gives him the ability to kill anyone by writing their name while picturing their face. Drunk on power, he begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.