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Light Meets Ryuk in This Dark and Creepy ‘Death Note’ Clip

Light Meets Ryuk in This Dark and Creepy 'Death Note' Clip

Straight out of SDCC comes a brand new piece of footage for Netflix’s Death Note, directed by directed by Adam Wingard. Willem Dafoe is cast as Ryuk, and we think that this clip clearly shows how effective he is in the role.

Synopsis:
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.

Death Note stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton; Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as “L”; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner.

The film is produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed, Blair Witch), Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes), Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka (“Heroes Reborn”, Hawaii-Five-0).

Death Note is coming to Netflix on August 25th.