One year after the initial announcement in 2016, the official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Tite Kubo's Bleach action manga today finally revealed a teaser visual introducing 24-year-old Sota Fukushi (Gentaro Kisaragi in Kamen Rider Fourze) as the protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki and a 20-second first teaser trailer showing the character with his "Zanpakuto" sword. Currently, Fukushi is the only confirmed cast for the film, and the site will reveal the cast for Rukia Kuchiki next soon.
The shooting for the Shinsuke Sato (GANTZ, I Am a Hero)-directed film was held in the suburbs of the Kanto region (including Tokyo, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa) from mid-September to mid-November of 2016. Warner Brothers Japan plans to distribute it in Japan in the summer of 2018. The story of the film is based on the "Substitute Shinigami" arc told in the manga's 1st to 8th volumes.