Sunday, March 21, 2010

WB negotiating for Bleach.

"The Hollywood Reporter newspaper's Heat Vision blog reports that the American film studio Warner Brothers "is in the process of securing the movie rights to" Tite Kubo's Bleach supernatural action manga series. Director Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard, Anger Management) is lining himself up to produce, but not direct. The manga's North American publisher Viz Media and Segal's Callahan Filmworks partner Michael Ewing would also produce the proposed project."

Given the characters of Bleach, this is one that could work out with a multicultural cast and even if they did tone down some of the Japanese aesthetics. But will this be good, or will it be 'Dragonball: Evolution' all over again? Warner Brothers has certainly taken a big interest and is securing the rights to a lot of manga and anime for live-action adaptations. Hopefully they'll do something good with all of it! They did do an amazing job on Speed Racer and I highly recommend that film! You can read more about this story here.

Fans of Bleach can find plenty of the currently ongoing Bleach manga in stock at our store including artbooks, plushies, posters and other merchandise from Bleach!