They were all distributed by Warner Bros., with the first two produced in conjunction with Nippon Television (NTV).
This is significant, as the timer on that website runs out on September 13th 2015, at 10.30pm Japanese time. Also known as the moment when the final installment of NTV's Death Note television drama finishes airing.
In short, the small screen climax will coincide with whatever news for the big screen this will bring. A double w(h)ammy for Death Note fans then.
Naturally I've checked the source code to see what clues might lie in there. Nothing much. Just a plain, old page with the apple icon bouncing and the countdown completing.
Its meta tags are all in Japanese, but for one English language rendering of the title Death Note and the words 'movie, trailer'. Which are repeated in the native tongue too, alongside the kanji for Yagami, Light, Raito, Kira, Shueisha, Nippon Television, NTV, official, film, Warner and Warner Bros.
All of which could pertain to the content this counter replaced. Or might not.
The current buzz, across the fandom and anime/manga news sites, is that we're about to see a fourth Japanese live action Death Note film announced. But it's all speculation at this juncture.
What do you think?