New Poster For Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Provides Our First Glimpse Of Ryuk

Adam Wingard, director of Netflix’s upcoming Death Note film – based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata – revealed a new poster for the movie via his Twitter account today. Fans will no doubt be excited that it provides our first true glimpse of Willem Dafoe’s live-action incarnation of the Shinigami, Ryuk.

Check it out below.

Death Note

Are you happy with the design of Ryuk? Do you think Willem Dafoe will do the popular character justice? Are you excited to see Death Note when it hits Netflix in just under two months on August 25th? Let me know in the comments below!

In ‘Death Note’, a young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.

Death Note is directed by Adam Wingard and features a cast that includes: Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham and Willem Dafoe.

Anthony Caruso
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