Willem Dafoe to voice Ryuk in Adam Wingard's Death Note
Production on Adam Wingard's adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga series is currently underway in British Columbia and Mashable reports that a key role has finally been filled now that Willem Dafoe has signed on to voice the Shinigami known as Ryuk, the owner of the Death Note who drops it into the human world due to sheer boredom.
After Light Turner (Nat Wolff) comes into possession of a supernatural notebook known as the Death Note, he decides to use it to rid the world of criminals and change the world. How might he do that? Well the Death Note gives him the power to kill any person in the world simply by writing their name down on the pages. This should go well. DEATH NOTE also stars Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Keith Stanfield (DOPE), Paul Nakauchi (Overwatch), and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) and will likely premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017.
Willem Dafoe is in the midst of filming on Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE in which he plays Nuidis Vulko, an Atlantean politician and longtime adviser to Aquaman. JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for a November 17, 2017 release.