Warner Bros. Gets Out Horror With Bleach

Graphic novels (or in this case Japanese manga) have been the single most popular bits of source material for Hollyweird these past few years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Not just content with having a big screen version of Akira on the way, the house of the bunny has another trick up its sleeve!

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog Warner Bros. Pictures is developing yet another manga as they are in the process of securing the rights to the wildly popular Bleach, with Peter Segal in negotiations to produce.

For those unfamiliar with the story, Bleach centers upon on a 15-year-old boy with the ability to see ghosts who meets a female Soul Reaper — a member of an order that escorts the souls of the dead. A fight with an evil spirit causes the Reaper to transfer all her power to the boy, leaving her stranded in the human world and the boy taking over her job as a fighter of evil.

The manga was written and drawn by Tite Kubo and debuted in Japan back in 2001. Get a taste of what to expect below. Look for more on the film version soon.

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  • Terminal

    Manga rarely transfers to American film well. Blood: The Last Vampire, Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, etc.

  • Nomad

    This could be awesome in live action. Part of the plot is that the Soul Reaper must shed his human body to be able to fight the monsters. While he’s out, a sort of helper takes over his body to keep it safe. When that helper is not in his body, it lives in a little doll, which of course cracks wise and doesn’t always help out in the best ways. They’ve already got quite a lot of Anime made from these books, so you can assume a trilogy would be best to lay it out…at least.