‘Death Note’ Clip: Light Meets L, Who Looks Like He Robbed, Like, Three Hot Topics
Netflix’s Death Note sure is still happening, and will be premiering on the streaming service in a little more than a week. To get us all extremely hype for a movie based on material that was popular when most of us were in middle school, Netflix released a clip today of the first meeting between two main characters: Nat Wolff’s Light, and Lakeith Stanfield’s hunched-over detective L.
In Death Note, one young lad finds himself in possession of a notebook in which you write the name of someone you wish dead, and they’ll die. L is the guy on the case, swathed in black clothes and always sitting in some weird, uncomfortable-looking way — and he seems to have figured out that Light has the book, based on, I’m assuming, a possible string of deaths he’s left in his wake. What L plans to do with this information remains to be seen.
What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?
We suggest you obey the rules. 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.
Death Note hits Netflix on August 25.