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Warner Brothers Plans Live Action Adaptation of Manga “Bleach”

Thursday 22nd March 2012 by CrazyMustang

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action rights to develop a film adaptation of Tite Kubo’s manga series Bleach, which currently has an ongoing anime series on the air and has been previously been adapted for the big screen in a series of anime films. The most recent, Bleach: Hell Chapter, was released in Japan in December of 2010. Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo, a teenager with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul, Ichigo encounters Rukia, a Soul Reaper tasked to hunting Hollows, and inadvertently absorbs her powers. Now Ichigo dedicates his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace.  “Wrath of the Titans” screenwriter Dan Mazeau will adapt “Bleach.” Right now there is no firm word of a director yet, but Peter Segal, who directed “Tommy Boy” among other films, may direct.  Additionally, “Heroes” own ‘Hiro,’ Masi Oka, will be one the film’s producers.