New Death Note Live-Action Film Trailer Previews Theme Song

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming live-action Death Note Light Up The NEW World film which is out next month in Japan. It previews the Theme song “Dear Diary” by Namie Amuro as well as revealing new Shinigami. The trailer (below) is in Japanese but you can still get a feel for the film. The first full trailer (which you can see here) was recently subtitled in English by Madman Entertainment, the Australian distributors.

Incorporating the “Six-Note Rule” which allows for only six Death Notes to exist at any one time in the human world (limiting the number of Shinigami to six); in the new film’s story, a highly advanced information society is beset by global cyber-terrorism in 2016. New charismatic figures, who “inherited the DNA” of Light and the detective L, emerge. The successors of the two geniuses will wage a war over six Death Notes on Earth.”

The film is based on the 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, which spawned one of the most popular and far reaching anime series of the same name, not to mention a slew of numerous other media productions. It follows the teenager Light Yagami who finds a notebook which allows its user to put people to death by writing their names. With it, he takes aim against the criminals of the world declaring himself judge, jury and executioner which sparks of game of cat and mouse with a genius detective.

The film is being directed by Shinsuke Sato (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer) and is a “forbidden sequel” to the two previous live-action Death Note adaptations, Death Note (2006) and Death Note: The Last Name.

The film will be released in Japan this autumn on the 29th October and Netflix have also announced a live-action adaptation of the manga.