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Death Note (2017)

TV-MA | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writers:

Charley Parlapanides (screenplay by) (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff ... Light Turner
Lakeith Stanfield ... L
Margaret Qualley ... Mia Sutton
Shea Whigham ... James Turner
Willem Dafoe ... Ryuk (voice)
Jason Liles ... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi Paul Nakauchi ... Watari
Jack Ettlinger Jack Ettlinger ... Kenny Doyle
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Agent Young
Chris Britton ... Peltz
Timothy Lambert Timothy Lambert ... Dr. Norman Ludlam
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Undercover Agent #1
Justin Stone ... Undercover Agent #2
Christian Sloan ... Agent Franks
Artin John ... Antony Skomal
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Storyline

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Wingard addressed the whitewashing controversy over the film by explaining that the film is an American take on the Death Note story, stating, "It's one of those things where the harder I tried to stay 100% true to the source material, the more it just kind of fell apart. You're in a different country, you're in a different kind of environment, and you're trying to also summarize a sprawling series into a two-hour-long film. For me, it became about; what do these themes mean to modern day America, and how does that affect how we tell the story." See more »

Goofs

Most of the shots of the Seattle Great Wheel and the pier it sits on are not an accurate depiction of the pier. In the film there are many small food and souvenir stands along the long, narrow pier. The real pier is much shorter, much wider, and has large warehouse-like buildings housing various attractions and businesses which leave very little room for police vehicles to access the Great Wheel. See more »

Quotes

Watari: Sleep is key to strong thought.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits features brief clips of outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. See more »

Connections

Version of Death Note (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Stalemate
Written by Leopold Ross, Ioanna Gika (as Joanna Gikas)
Performed by IO Echo
Courtesy of Iamsound Records
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An absolute disservice to the source material
25 August 2017 | by TrundleTheGr8See all my reviews

I don't even know where to begin with this, it is rare that an anime adaptation ever turns out to be good, so I didn't go into this movie with high expectations. Having seen the anime twice now I was completely underwhelmed and disappointed throughout the whole movie. The characters in this movie had little to no similarities to their originals. There's honestly way too many things for me to say about this that I simply just don't have the time to do so. I tried to watch this movie as it's own thing and not compare it to the original but that was basically impossible for me. If you're a fan of the anime and manga, honestly don't even watch this, it's not worth your time.


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