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The adaptation stars Nat Wolff (The Fault in our Stars) as Light Turner, a teen boy who discovers a notebook with the power over life and death. He can kill any person by writing their name in the book, and uses his newfound power to become a vigilante with a god complex. LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta) co-stars as the mysterious detective known as L, appearing very briefly in this teaser.
Like some other U.S. adaptations of Japanese properties, Death Note inspired backlash for whitewashing its lead character. It also appears to be a more drastic reimagining than Ghost in the Shell, with Death Note‘s story rewritten to take place in the U.S.
Death Note will be released on Netflix on Aug. 25.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor