"What happens when you give the ultimate power to a teenager" - the Death Note director explains all

Hot on the heels of the success of Okja, Netflix is powering ahead with its slate of original movies for 2017 - the most exciting of which looks to be a live-action adaptation of the Death Note manga series. Although fans have 'mixed' feelings about another western remake of a manga story (which has already inspired several Japanese-language live-action films), the first trailer had its moments. 

Now director Adam Wingard is here to explain a little more about the movie in an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Netflix Original. Watch the video above to find out why he wanted to make a live-action version of Death Note and what happens when you give power over death to a teenager. 

Death Note hits Netflix on August 25, 2017. Oh, and check out the cool new poster below...

Lauren O'Callaghan

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.