Netflix Drops a Death Note on Comic-Con
For the first time ever, Netflix films held court in Comic-Con’s Hall H, as moderator Terry Crews welcomed the cast and creative team of Death Note. He was joined by director Adam Wingard, producers Masi Oka and Roy Lee, as well as stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, and LaKeith Stanfield.
To start things off, the trailer for the film was played, and it depicted Light (Wolff) as he obtained the Death Note and decided to begin wiping out criminals as Kira. In the footage, Qualley’s Mia told him that he wasn’t crazy enough, and encouraged an expansion of his crusade against evil. Stanfield’s L had a few bizarre appearances in the footage as he confronted Light.
After the footage played, Wingard noted that they took the preexisting manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, and breathed new life into it while exploring various themes including good vs. evil. Wolff noted that in preparation for the role, he made his own Death Note. He said that he was slow to start, but then “names were just flying off of my pen.” He said that the power is very tempting.