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Warner's Live Action Movie Project of Bleach Surfaced

by dtshyk
Mar 22, 2010 4:16 PM | 311 Comments
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is in the process of preparing a live action movie of Bleach. Film director Peter Segal and his business partner Michael Ewing will produce it. The director, the scenario writer, and the cast haven't been revealed and Anime!Anime! reported that the possibility of the realization of the film is low at this stage.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Anime!Anime!

Story by DoctorForHire, Haylias, animaxx

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oh god... no-

Mr_Gutts said:
they gonna fucked up the movie just like they did why DBZ and others

chinlamp said:
No, Bleach's mangaka has already said he will never let anyone do a live action version. He said if he wanted to have his creations be movies, he'd have gone into film writing.

So no, this is a lie and is not happening.

Apr 18, 2012 1:54 PM by waalex11

Hahahahaha!!! I'm soo gonna watch for a good laugh :P

Apr 18, 2012 4:32 AM by SayaViking

Oh if Hiro Nakamura is the producer, I'm in!

Apr 18, 2012 3:04 AM by batonik

I love how people are jumping to conclusions not only before the movie is released but even before the cast is decided upon. I don't know if anyone has seen this article yet.

The positives for me...
~ "Actor Masi Oka ("Hiro" on Heroes and "Dr. Max Bergman" in Hawaii 5-0), along with Michael Ewing from Callhan Filmworks are on board as producers." I hope Masi Oka stays with the project.
~ "VIZ Productions was not involved with the Dragon Ball movie at all. The Dragon Ball film project had been in development at 20th Century Fox for several years, and had entered production before VIZ Productions was formed."
~ And Viz Productions goal: "We build a relationship between the creator, his/her team in Japan and the Hollywood creative team to create a basic common vision from the beginning of the process."

On the down side of things, the light novel "All You Need is Kill" is also getting adapted. I don't know how people are going to feel about Keiji Kiriya being played by Tom Cruise. On one side, the book does take place in America in the future and there are people whose name doesn't match their ethnicity. (Penelope Garcia - Criminal Minds) On the other, it does feel like they are grabbing a major actor in order to make sure they make some money. (Going to go and check out the forums for "All You Need is Kill" to see what they actually think of this... I think they have more room to complain at this point in time...)

P.S. - I do hope though when the casting call comes people don't cry "white washing" if the cast is of a Eurasian and Asian decent.

Apr 5, 2012 2:39 PM by Yemi_Hikari

The screenwriter for the live adaptation seems to be a Bleach fan. I remember in an interview that he wanted to shoot the movie in Japan to make it look authentic.

He might write a good script and the studios will always demand something else. Might as well have another DB:Evolution... :/

To make matters worse, Hollywood doesn't seem to cast Asian actors for other than stereotypical roles. Honestly, I wanted to become an actor when I was a kid. Looking at it now, I don't think I'll have a chance in this business with the current perspective on ethnic casting. Such a shame, really.

Apr 3, 2012 7:42 AM by CrimsonPhantom

Let the white washing commence...

Apr 3, 2012 4:59 AM by Rei-chan

HAHA. I hope to god this actually happens. I can't wait to see how fucking horrific it'll turn out.

Mar 29, 2012 3:51 PM by Smutch

I am not sure this will go smoothly or do justice to Bleach...
Hollywood is expected to ruin it though. I really hope they cancel it or something.
Only if they can actually be competent, maybe, just maybe I'll be tolerant of this "live-action move."

Mar 28, 2012 8:10 PM by Sujing

just do the assassin's creed movie that you promised last year, probly a better move than bleach,

Mar 28, 2012 8:10 PM by misaseh098

crap.. more movie geeks gonna cosplay ichigo when this gets released >_>

Crimson_V said:
jpem said:
BlackSnake56 said:
haahahahaha .......hahahahaha.......another DB Evolution ....ahhahaha

i see this being worse

impossible! :O
how could they produce something worse than db evolution? xD

just wait and you will see

Mar 26, 2012 6:24 PM by ShojoSamurai

jpem said:
BlackSnake56 said:
haahahahaha .......hahahahaha.......another DB Evolution ....ahhahaha

i see this being worse

impossible! :O
how could they produce something worse than db evolution? xD

Mar 24, 2012 12:45 PM by Crimson_V

BlackSnake56 said:
haahahahaha .......hahahahaha.......another DB Evolution ....ahhahaha

i see this being worse

May 18, 2011 10:11 PM by BF1_Sucks

haahahahaha .......hahahahaha.......another DB Evolution ....ahhahaha

May 18, 2011 10:08 PM by BlackSnake56

Lmao. This is just one of those things that I won't care at all when they fuck up.

May 18, 2011 9:55 PM by Akamitsu

KuroTsuki14 said:
-_- I think i'm getting a head ache now.
Whats next ? Naruto?

No next will be One piece xD

Daniel Radcliffe Goes "Gomu Gomu pistol" xD


May 18, 2011 2:03 PM by UltimatePleasure

Yammin said:
There aren't many ginger-haired teens in the Hollywood Biz...unless they get Rupert Everett (Lol, imagine!)

Rupert: BANKAI!

HAHAH OMG!!!!! that would be so fucking hillarious!!!

May 18, 2011 1:58 PM by UltimatePleasure

Pixy-Stix said:
I don't see how it could get worse.

What I wanted to say.

Heck the Live Action movie may be better than the anime. XD

Mar 30, 2011 12:44 PM by SuperSaiyen

Why can't something be appreciated without being 'reclaimed'?

Dragonball Evolution was unbearable; there was no connection to Akira Toriyama's story apart from the character names.
The Tekken movie was also shamefull (since when are Christy and Jin love interests? And why wasn't Christy Brazillian?).
I don't even want to go near Avatar or Streetfighter (chun-li story), yet I may watch illegally in order to judge them properly. ;)

Now, we have; Dragonball Evolution 2, Deathnote, God of War (game, I know), Akira and now, Bleach, to look forward to.

Not only anime, now, current running British series's are being re-made by the US (Being Human, Shameless, Skins)...
Do the US feel it's residents won't understand a British accent? Just as they think people can't read and watch at the same time?

Happy viewing people. ;)

Mar 30, 2011 12:38 PM by Queen_Stars

Just when I thought there couldn't be anything worse than the anime and the manga. They should get Carrot Top for Ichigo.

Mar 30, 2011 12:03 AM by Racaholic

I'm sure there won't be a live action adaptation.

Mar 27, 2011 7:16 PM by tiki876

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