In just over a month, Netflix will finally debut its live-action take on Death Note, and promotions for the film are already ramping up. The first screening of Death Note will take place at San Diego Comic Con later this week, and now, a brand-new character poster of the film’s female lead has dropped.
Thanks to Entertainment Tonight, fans can get a close-up look at the character Mia. The girl is played by Margaret Qualley, and the lead's name is shifted from Misa Amane to Mia Sutton. As fans can see in the poster, the teenager is shrouded in shadows as she clings to a Death Note. Scribbled writing is overlaid on Mia, and her out-of-focus gaze can be seen looking out as she clutches the deadly book in her hands.
If you are not familiar with Mia or Misa from Death Note, then you will want a refresher on the girl. After all, the character is one of the series’ most important leads after Light and L. In the manga, Misa is a burgeoning model who also happens to be an obsessive supporter of Kira, Light’s serial killer alter-ego.
After watching her family get murdered, Misa comes to idolize Light when the boy uses his Death Note to kill their alleged killer. The girl comes to discover Light’s alter-ego by using a power she made a trade for known as Shinigami Eyes. The gift gives Misa the ability to see people’s true name and death dates, so the girl offers to help Light find out the true identity of the detective L who is investigating Kira. Misa goes forward with her own Shinigami named Rem to protect Light from investigations, and her love for the twisted boy only continues to grow.
“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.0comments
Death Note will be available to stream on Netflix beginning August 25, 2017.