Get your apples ready, because Ryuk is here!
The live-action adaptation of Death Note is only a couple of months away, and Netflix is finally starting to unveil some new looks at the beloved anime characters.
During an exclusive release from IGN, the streaming service debuted the first in-depth look at the live-action version of Ryuk, everybody's favorite Shinigami.
Voiced by Willem Dafoe, Ryuk provided the biggest challenge for the new film adaptation. Bringing such a wild character to life couldn't have been easy.
However, if this new image is any indication, the film has knocked the character out of the park.
You can read up on Death Note below thanks to Viz Media’s Synopsis:
“Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?”
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 will be available to stream on Netflix beginning August 25, 2017.