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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