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Please Don't Screw Up This Manga: Bleach to get the big screen treatment

Feb. 22, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Can Hollywood just stay away from the manga adaptations unless they plan on nailing it? Word has it that no one gives a shit.

I was bursting with happiness when I found out that the live-action version of AKIRA was finally put on an indefinite hold. Then there's the DEATH NOTE film that Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG) is directing. He's been fighting with changes that Warner Bros. wants to make like giving Light Yagami a different back story and leaving out the Shinigami. Black says that those proposed changes will not be in his film.

Now it seems that Warner Bros. is moving on to another popular piece of manga, Tite Kubo's BLEACH.

The story follows, "the adventures of Ichigo, a teenager who can see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow -- a malevolent lost soul -- Ichigo inadvertently absorbs the power to hunt Hollows. He then dedicates his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace."

The studio has set Peter Segal (GET SMART) to produce and possibly direct. Dan Mazeau (WRATH OF THE TITANS) will take on the screenplay.

Segal said this about the project, "I've always been a huge fan of 'Bleach' and have great respect for its creator Kubo and the truly original and amazing world he has created in this manga."

Stay away from Fullmetal Alchemist. That is all.

Source: Variety

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1:07PM on 02/23/2012

Yikes

Hollywood is a mang killer. What makes manga/anime so good is that they are well written and then here comes Hollywood to "F" things all up. Death Note is probably the best and well written of them all. I get scared everytime I hear they are making any anime/cartoon into a live-action movie damn it stick to their half-a$$ed remakes grrr
Hollywood is a mang killer. What makes manga/anime so good is that they are well written and then here comes Hollywood to "F" things all up. Death Note is probably the best and well written of them all. I get scared everytime I hear they are making any anime/cartoon into a live-action movie damn it stick to their half-a$$ed remakes grrr
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11:08AM on 02/23/2012
Seems that Hollywood didn't learn anything from Dragonball Evolution.

Seems that Hollywood didn't learn anything from Dragonball Evolution.

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1:36AM on 02/23/2012

why Live action?

there are literally HUNDREDS of animators chomping at the bit to make this, either 2d (proper Animation) or (GASP!) 3D like PIXAR or Dreamworks animation studios... WHY LIVE ACTION?
there are literally HUNDREDS of animators chomping at the bit to make this, either 2d (proper Animation) or (GASP!) 3D like PIXAR or Dreamworks animation studios... WHY LIVE ACTION?
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3:18AM on 02/23/2012
A Pixar/Dreamworks style Bleach movie would kick ass. I have no desire to see them try to cast this movie...no actor can replace the characters i've come to enjoy. Sad that the series is coming to an end.
A Pixar/Dreamworks style Bleach movie would kick ass. I have no desire to see them try to cast this movie...no actor can replace the characters i've come to enjoy. Sad that the series is coming to an end.
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11:25PM on 02/22/2012
I wsa a fan of the anime through the first 70 episodes or so (through the Soul Society arch), but then i kind of lost interest after that. The story is pretty cool, but I have a hard time seeing it translate to the big screen. I'll reserve judgment for now.
I wsa a fan of the anime through the first 70 episodes or so (through the Soul Society arch), but then i kind of lost interest after that. The story is pretty cool, but I have a hard time seeing it translate to the big screen. I'll reserve judgment for now.
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10:59PM on 02/22/2012
HAHAHAHAHAHA.... This is fucked.
HAHAHAHAHAHA.... This is fucked.
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10:20PM on 02/22/2012
Okay so I know this article is about Bleach (a manga I have no attachment to), but Warner Bros. wanted to remove the Shinigami from Death Note? Ryuk was the best character!

I wish Hollywood would stop ruining my favorite manga. It's only a matter of time before they realize that Lone Wolf and Cub hasn't technically had an English language adaptation...
Okay so I know this article is about Bleach (a manga I have no attachment to), but Warner Bros. wanted to remove the Shinigami from Death Note? Ryuk was the best character!

I wish Hollywood would stop ruining my favorite manga. It's only a matter of time before they realize that Lone Wolf and Cub hasn't technically had an English language adaptation...
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1:01AM on 02/23/2012
thought the same thing, why even make the movie without the Shinigami?
thought the same thing, why even make the movie without the Shinigami?
9:23PM on 02/22/2012

Death Note...

I'll take the 3 Japanese movies any day over Hollywood crap.
I'll take the 3 Japanese movies any day over Hollywood crap.
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