If you are a fan of Death Note then you will know the importance of “L” to the story. He may have slightly different stories in the anime and the original film, but in both he steals the show. It will be interesting to see if Lakeith Stanfield will be able to make this version of “L” so iconic, but there is no doubt he will play a big part in the film. Like a Sherlock Holmes style character in the anime, will he play the same role in this version? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Take a look at the new character art poster of “L” from the Netflix original film Death Note. In the ultimate chess match between “Light” and darkness, L is the prodigy detective behind the investigation of the serial killer known as ‘Kira.’
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.
The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as the voice of Ryuk.
Death Note will premiere exclusively on August 25th to Netflix members worldwide.
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