Thursday, March 06, 2008

Death Note trailer

Care of Fangoria's website check out this trailer for the live action adaptation of Death Note, which is coming stateside sometimes this spring from Viz Media. When released, the movie will be subtitled but this trailer has been dubbed into English for promotional purposes.

The movie, if you still can't tell from the trailer ;) is about a university student named Light who finds a notebook dropped into our world by one of the death gods. Whenever he writes someone's name in the book, no matter who, they will die. Frustrated by the crime and corruption in the world Light decides that now that he has the power, he should use it to make the world a better place. And so the killing begins. Soon though, he attracts the attention of the International Police Organization and a mysterious detective known only as L. A metal battle and game of cat and mouse begins as Light tries to evade the police and finish his work.

The film is based on the popular Japaneses manga, which also inspired a hit anime show overseas. There was a live action sequel made to this film, which was released in Japan in 2006, that Viz also has the American distribution rights.

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