Live-Action Adaptation Of 'Bleach' Manga In The Works
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Get Smart" director Peter Segal and his Callahan Filmworks partner Michael Ewing are in talks to produce "Bleach" in conjunction with Viz Media.
While the report notes that Segal is attempting to broaden his portfolio of films by "taking on darker, more action-oriented material", it also specifically states that Segal will not direct the film.
Originally released in Japan back in 2001, "Bleach" follows a fifteen year old boy named Ichigo Kurosaki who accidentally drains the powers of a female Soul Reaper — a Japanese personification of death similar to the Grim Reaper — named Rukia Kuchiki, leaving Rukia stuck in the human world and Ichigo as a guardian against evil spirits on Earth.
"Bleach" has previously been adapted into a long running anime series that is currently in its 14th season.
Earlier this year, Warner Brothers also entered into negotiations with Albert and Allen Hughes ("Book of Eli") to direct an adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary Manga series, "Akira."
Live-action adaptations of classic manga series "Vampire Hunter D" and "Ghost In The Shell" are also reportedly in the works.
* I don't really like knowing that Hollywood is the one will bring Ichigo to Live action cause afraid it will turn to be suck like 'Dragon Ball:Revolution'. Appreciated if Japanese itself doing this movie with Japan actor/actress. Please don't spoil bleach fan feeling with an ugly Live movie from Hollywood.
* So WHO's do you think suitable to be our precious Kurosaki Ichigo?...i got some Japan actor maybe like Kamenshi Kazuya ^_^ but he need to train his body to be like Ichigo.