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Netflix has released the first trailer for 'Death Note', its big-budget live-action remake of a Japanese anime series.

'Death Note' was huge in Japan, inspiring several live action films, so Netflix's take isn't the first to feature actual humans.

The original series follows a disaffected high school student who chances upon the Death Note, a book that has the power to kill whoever's name is written into it. The student (named Light) starts murdering his adversaries one by one, all the while being hunted by a determined detective.

Netflix's adaptation turns the series into a film. It's now based in Seattle, and features Willem Dafoe as the voice of the Death Note's demonic owner. It's directed by Adam Wingard ('You're Next').

The original series is also available on Netflix, if you want to see what all the fuss is about.

How the remake will be met by fans, we'll have to wait and see. Anime fans recently hijacked the social media campaign of the 'Ghost in the Shell' remake to complain about white actors playing characters that were originally Japanese.

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