A new clip from Netflix’s upcoming live-action Death Note movie directed by The Guest and You’re Next helmer Adam Wingard shows the first meeting between Light Turner (played by Natt Wolf) and Ryuk (voiced by Willem Dafoe).
The clip made its debut at Netflix’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, where Wingard and the film’s cast assembled to talk about the adaptation of he popular Japanese manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata ahead of its release on the streaming service next month.
You can watch the clip below.
Netflix’s Death Note also stars Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Keith Stanfield as L, Paul Nakauchi as Watari and Shea Whigham as James Turner, with Masi Oka in an undisclosed role. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
Death Note arrives on Netflix on August 25th.
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