Death Note is back

Netflix has taken Death Note and given it an American Twist. This has caused some controversy about “Whitewashing” the story. Why is this a problem? Why wouldn’t Ryuk drop the book in a different country?

That out of the way, we have been sent over not only the trailer, poster, images but also a nice featurette about making of the film.

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.

Coming to Netflix worldwide August 25, 2017