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Year: 2017

Original Title: Death Note

Country: USA

Length: 101 minutes

Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Horror

Studios: Vertical Entertainment, Lin Pictures

Distributor: Netflix

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 25 2017

United States: August 25 2017


Ranking: 201 out of 12,813 movies (up 257)


5.0 by Movie'n'co

4.1 by 4 media


'Death Note' is a cinematographic adaptation of the namesake japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. This american adaptation will be directed by Adam Wingard with the adapted script done by Jeremy Slater. Young actor Nat Wolff will star as Light Turner, a brilliant students who will find a mysterious notebook that has the dark power of killing anyone whose name it's written by him in it. From the moment he finds out about it, he will take his place as a vigilante set to rid the streets of criminals and undesirable people and make the world a better place to live. Soon he will be persistently chased by the police alongside a mysterious and famous detective known as L.


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Trivia Death Note

Chris Britton (Aaron Peltz) had played Soichiro Yagami (renamed James Turner in this film) in 'Death Note' (2006). Adam Wingard read the 'Death Note' manga comic to find a way to translate the story to an American environment: "Death Note is such a Japanese thing. It became about what do these themes mean to modern day America, and how does that affect how we tell the story. What are the things that people chalk up to conspiracy theories? What kind of weird underground programs does the government have? How do those work in the world of 'Death Note'?". Filming began on July 7, 2016.