New DEATH NOTE Trailer: You're Going to Get Yours

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New DEATH NOTE Trailer: You're Going to Get Yours

Boy, I hope this is good.

Directed by Adam Wingard, Death Note is heading to Netflix on August 25. The English-language version has the following official description: "Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing those he deems unworthy of life."

That is what is promised, and that is what's delivered in the first full trailer, which you can watch below. I've enjoyed Adam Wingard's directing work in the past, especially The Guest, You're Next and A Horrible Way to Die, and though I didn't care for Blair Witch, I remain optimistic about his vision for the movie version of the Japanese manga.

Watch the trailer below and please leave your comments, especially if you're familiar with the earlier versions.

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ManateeAdvocateJune 29, 2017 12:12 PM

Yeah, I'm familiar with the manga, the anime and the live action feature films. This just isn't speaking to me, but I do hope those of you stoked for this enjoy it.

chuckJune 29, 2017 2:05 PM

Yes, I think that is going to be the problem, for someone like me who hasn't read nor watched any of the Death Note stuff this looks interesting.I can see,and from the comments on that YT channel, that this has an unfair uphill battle to appease people that know the manga and anime.I don't think those sorts of people are going to be able to check that at the door and enjoy(hopefully) a good film.

ManateeAdvocateJune 29, 2017 2:11 PM

You're absolutely right. I shan't look, but I'm assuming some, if not all, of the negative YT comments are beyond venomous. This looks fine, potentially grand even, but I've just seen the previous versions enough times (the live action films are particular favorites here at House Manatee and get viewed often) that it will be very difficult for me to not compare them.

I hope if delivers for you. Naturally, I'm looking forward to reading a review or two here on ScreenAnarchy.

CinnafileJune 29, 2017 10:34 PM

I have the first two "Death Note" movies and watched the 3rd one. For me, I prefer the Japanese version. Nothing against this remake, I'm just used to the first one and I like it better.