Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Darren1
‘Bleach’ Live Action Film In The Works
The live action Akira project may or may not be dead, but it seems that WB is now developing a new film based on the popular magna Bleach. Then I find out who’s pitching it…and whatever cartwheels I was doing came to an abrupt end.
The nice folks from Coming Soon report:
Peter Segal, who most recently directed Get Smart, will produce and potentially direct while Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) is attached to draft the screenplay.
I have yet to see if Wrath Of The Titans is better than its previous film. The script and who’s writing it isn’t the problem. It’s the director. It’s not that I hated Get Smart. I loved it in fact. It’s just that…in the magna, the lead character, Ichigo Kurosaki, has the power to see ghosts. He meets a mysterious woman who hunts evil ghosts called Hallows. She transfers her powers to him, making him a ‘Soul Reaper’.
I know I shouldn’t jump to this conclusion, maybe Segal wants to be known for more than one genre. Some directors have done other genres other than the ones they are known for, and have been successful at it. I’m just hoping beyond hope that WB execs don’t want to camp it up. Maybe I’m nervous for no reason.
While I’m here, I would rather see an animated magna Bleach film on a big screen. Just between you and me (and anyone else who heeds my request)