Warner Bros. Working On Live Action Bleach Adaptation
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i found myself rather torn as to where to put this on the forums so sorry if this was the wrong section...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.351891-Warner-Bros-Working-On-Live-Action-Bleach-Adaptation



Warner Bros. really seems to have been bitten by the anime bug lately. The film company's still working on its oft-maligned adaptation of Akira, and now it's revealed that it's acquired the rights to take popular manga-turned anime Bleach and turn it into a live-action film.


According to Variety:


Warner Bros. has acquired live-action feature rights to Tite Kubo's manga and anime property Bleach, which will be adapted by Wrath of the Titans scribe Dan Mazeau.
Peter Segal (Get Smart) will produce with an eye toward possibly directing.

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Segal's Callahan Filmworks partner Michael Ewing will also produce along with Masi Oka and Viz Prods., a subsidiary of Viz Media, the English-language publisher of Bleach, Jason Hoffs will produce for Viz, while Branon Coluccio will exec produce. WB exec Jon Berg will oversee the project for the studio.

Oka, who co-starred in Segal's Get Smart, brought the project to Callahan Filmworks.



It can't possibly be worst than the Dragonballs Live action movie can it?

yeah... stupid question, but you know why they're doing this right? They've run out of comic books, TV shows, existing films and even toys to make films about. Time for Hollywood to start looting something else.
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I don't follow Bleach any more, but I still think it's a pretty bad idea to make a live-action movie of Bleach :L

Hope they find some other projects to keep them busy
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bump on account it was locked without the mod taking a proper look that this isn't really a generic bleach thread

many thanks to kippu for unlocking this thread
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:$ It goes without saying that this production will flop.

I mean, c'mon.
Bleach has people running on the sky, all these zanpak-something or others, bloody battles-- among other hard-to-duplicate-things-in-real-life stuff going on that they can't possibly make a film adaptation of it and expect it to turn out decent.
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Definitely not looking forward to this upcoming Live-Action movie. The fact that Bleach's sales have gone straight to hell recently gives me more reason not to watch.

As for the DBZ live action, it was an epic fail imo despite the fact that one of my favorite actors, James Marsters was in it. Honestly, I look forward to the Mirai Nikki live action movie a whole lot more.
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