According to Variety entertainment, Warner Bros has finally acquired the rights for a live-action film adaptation of supernatural action manga and anime series, Bleach.
It was reported that Wrath of the Titan (2012) screenwriter, Dan Mazeau will be in-charge of the film’s script while Peter Segal (Nutty Professor II, Anger Management, 50 First Date) will produce and might the direct the film.
Other producers include Michael Ewing, actor Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura of TV series, Heroes), and Jason Hoffs (Producer of The Terminal) at Viz Productions, with Branon Coluccio as film’s executive producer.
15 year old Kurosaki Ichigo is not your everyday high school student. He has from as far he can remember always had the ability to see ghosts and spirits. A fateful day arrives as Ichigo encounters the shinigami Kuchiki Rukia, who saves him and his family from a Hollow at the cost of injuring herself. During this encounter, with Rukia unable to defeat the hollow she transfers her shinigami powers into Ichigo. In the aftermath, unable to continue with her job, Rukia allows Ichigo to take on the role of a shinigami in her place as they together defeat the Hollows plaguing Ichigo’s town. [MAL]