Warner Bros. Seeking Rights To Bleach Movie

By Ishaan . March 27, 2010 . 9:00am


According to the Heat Vision blog at Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. are seeking the rights to produce a Bleach movie, with Peter Segal — director on Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult — in the producer’s role.


Warner Bros. are already in the process of producing a film based on Akira, and are also looking to negotiate the rights to a Space Invaders movie.

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  • ryne11

    Bleach: Evolution

    • yh hope they dont screw up like “Dragon Ball Sh*t_Evolution”…

  • I hope is an Animated movie…. i really do

  • anbu

    This is bad news. Everywhere you look at it.


    Ichigo you are a shinigami and a ???

    • MisterNiwa

      Hollow most obviously.

  • evilmoogle

    never knew bleach was that populair…

    • raymk

      yeah it is anything adult swim shows is popular. I hope to anyone its not as bad as the DBZ movies

  • cowcow

    How the Hell does one make a Space Invaders movie??

    • Joanna

      That in and of itself set my alarms going, “This movie is going to be bad!”

  • zhemos

    I give this a long and drawn out ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • rinoa_chan

    NO way!!! If you want to make a movie from a manga you must be japanese, don’t want fuckin’ american directors!!!or american actors above all!!!


    • Pichi

      Isn’t that a bit racist? I’m sure there are plenty of media out there that people have tackled to make something that wasn’t of their place of origin that turned out well.

      I won’t judge till we start seeing this actually coming to fruition.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Because the Japanese make such great manga-based movies. Remember Death Note? Oh wait, those movies were so terrible that I couldn’t watch more than half an hour of the first one.

      • yh same thing ….i wanted to watch the DN movies but i gave up at the first minutes …

      • I enjoyed Death Note actually. :(

        • Joanna

          me too. Sure the movie wasn’t as good as the source material, but it was still alright. Some of the adaptation choices weren’t that good, but I thought it was still pretty good in general.

        • rinoa_chan

          yes, death note was a beatiful movie, you don’t like japanese style of make movie it can’t be helped.

      • rinoa_chan

        death note was actually a really good movie, if you don’t understand japanese culture it’s not my fault. I have a degree in japanese culture and language at the university of rome “la sapienza”

        • Guest

          So, if someone doesn’t like Death Note (the manga isn’t the deepest thing to start with) it must be because he or she does not understand Japanese culture and/or doesn’t like Japanese movies? Isn’t that a bit presumptuous? I somehow doubt that a mainstream movie like Death Note (mainstream in Japan, of course) is so charged with cultural subtleties that if you didn’t major in Japanese culture you won’t be able to understand and appreciate it. I also doubt that not understanding those cultural subtleties could ruin a film for somebody, I’m no expert in Japanese culture, but Japan is still one of my favourite country as far as films are concerned. But then again I could be wrong and if I am, maybe you could enlighten me and explain what are those cultural elements that make or break the movie.

          By the way, the best manga to screen adaptation is Korean (Oldboy). Crying Freeman was pretty good too.

        • Guest

          Double post, sorry.

      • Haha, I’m with everyone else on this. I quite liked both DN movies. L was awesome. Light could’ve been much better though.

    • YoFace

      Weeaboo much?

      • Joanna

        hm. well I took her to mean that it’s kind of ridiculous to have american actors doing a show that is oozing with Japanese culture. The cloths, the relationships, the swords and their incantations; these are all Japanese in essence. Akira and DBZ [i]could[/i] be adopted to an American setting, but it’s a bit much for Bleach. Hell, even Naruto could be better adopted because the relationships don’t depend on subtleties of the Japanese language and the cloths are a combination of eastern/western (even though the Ninjutsu is still very Japanese).

        • rinoa_chan

          yes, sorry for my bad english, it actually was what I wanted to say

      • Watch the language please. You too, Rinoa.

  • Vino21

    Spencer, do I have permission to bellow out a melancholy laughter?

  • Asura

    Haha, Bleach is so so so terrible that it can’t even be messed up more than it already is.

  • kupomogli

    There is only two anime’s that should be made into a live action move. One of which already has and sucked. Fist of the North Star would be amazing if they made it properly. Then Evangelion is another one which could be a great live action movie.

  • Xeahnort

    Another anime raped by hollywood.

  • Raiyu

    I’m surprised a Naruto live action movie hasn’t been made yet, the anime is already in Shippuden. Unless they do a full movie on the whole first part of the manga.

    • wharcraff

      Maybe those people who hold the rights to it are actually smart. making money on this brand. Don’t need to ruin the franchise with a crappy live action film.

  • ForeverFidelis


    Do NOT let this happen!

    I WILL BE SO ANGRY for reasons that I’m unable to explain.

    • rinoa_chan

      Yes, me too

  • wharcraff

    This can only lead to trouble for and from the fans. Guaranteed . I might have given this a chance if someone like shirow masamune’s team from Appleseed Ex machina was assisting on this, maybe even madhouse or any other team that has helped to bring full length animated features to the U.S.

    If WB want’s to do a comic/anime based feature film do a Batman movie to coincide with their Arkham aslyum 2 or something.

    • Or Batman Beyond. I’m dying for a videogame / movie take on that.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    I could actually imagine a Space Invaders movie… it would probably look like most generic sci-fi’s, Star Trek-like. Can’t really take the top-down view of the game and put on the big screen. I don’t think it matters whether americans or japanese makes the bleach movie, fans will probably scorn it to death no matter what because great series boiled down to movie-length can never do the series justice.

  • eliel

    maybe if it was a 3d pixar movie id watch it but it won’t :(

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