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Hollywood Meets the Soul Society: Bleach Movie!

"Nutty Professor II" director to produce. No, seriously.

 Oh, Warner Brothers, you're at it again! The studio, already developing Akira and, last we heard, a Death Note flick as well, has now revealed that they're going to try putting together a live-action Bleach film.

They've already got a producer tentatively on board: Peter Segal, director of such cinematic masterpieces as Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and 50 First Dates. (Thankfully, if he's brought on, Segal will only produce-- not direct. Apparently he's "seeking to expand his portfolio" by "taking on darker, more action-oriented material." Oof.)

Hm. Well. Bleach, huh? I don't think I have any particular casting memes to latch onto there, unlike Zac Efron for Kira. As long as it's not Carrot Top, I suppose...

Share your casting fantasies and fears in the comments!     
Juuhachion March 22, 2010 at 5:33 a.m.
Haha, I wonder how this'll turn out.
Rokujoon March 22, 2010 at 5:45 a.m.
It will be set in an American high school. Ichigo will become Josh Kurosaki. Rukia will become Britney Kuchiki.
 
It will be a teen romance with lots of hair gel, and probably jocks.
 
Welcome to Hollywood.
crusader8463on March 22, 2010 at 5:49 a.m.
Carrot top could make a pretty mean looking villain now that he is all buff. He wouldn't need any makeup ether, the guy looks freaky already.
Lydian_Selon March 22, 2010 at 5:56 a.m.
Drew Barrymore is Ichigo Kurosaki, Adam Sandler voices Kon which means Rob Schneider will show up somewhere, & Eddy Murphy plays every other character!
 
 
You know what? I'd totally watch that film.
Konandaon March 22, 2010 at 6:05 a.m.
@Lydian_Sel said:
"Drew Barrymore is Ichigo Kurosaki, Adam Sandler voices Kon which means Rob Schneider will show up somewhere, & Eddy Murphy plays every other character!   You know what? I'd totally watch that film. "

Ya that sounds kind of cool.
Juuhachion March 22, 2010 at 6:08 a.m.
@Rokujo said:

" It will be set in an American high school. Ichigo will become Josh Kurosaki. Rukia will become Britney Kuchiki.  It will be a teen romance with lots of hair gel, and probably jocks.  Welcome to Hollywood. "

Let's not forget that Ichigo will be bullied in school and just wants to be normal.
constanzadellarosaon March 22, 2010 at 6:34 a.m.
I predict another Hollywood disaster. And I guess there will be a lot of Disney actor factory names, or Twilight (ack!) cast members.  I bet Lindsay Lohan will play Rangiku.  I'm so not watching this film if it happens.
JackSukeruon March 22, 2010 at 6:39 a.m.
Meh, they should've just made an americanized version of the Bleach musical and put it on broadway. That, I would go see.
transgojoboton March 22, 2010 at 7:07 a.m.
Detergent Magna: The Movie! 
 
Can't wait!
giaon March 22, 2010 at 7:29 a.m.
@transgojobot: Ha!  
 
@RockmanBionics: Dude, totally. Sold. Done. Score. Let's bring the teens back to Broadway! It'll be like Rent meets...uh. Bleach. With less AIDS and more being dead.
Count_Alucardon March 22, 2010 at 7:32 a.m.

Sheer faggotry.
taichokageon March 22, 2010 at 8:21 a.m.
@Count_Alucard said:
" Sheer faggotry. "
agreed. Dragonball evolution failed largely because it was an American adaption. Come on. That would be the equivalent of Japan making an X-men movie with a Japanese cast. Actually that's still not as bad. How are they going to explain all the spells, zanpakutou, names, and location if it's American? My thoughts, this will be worse than Dragonball Evolution.
Halberdierv2on March 22, 2010 at 8:45 a.m.
OH NO...
HeeroYuyon March 22, 2010 at 9:12 a.m.
Wow. Even I'm having a hard time being optimistic about this.... someone shoot me already...
Void_Wizardon March 22, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Chengyon March 22, 2010 at 10:04 a.m.
chuck norris as kenpachi
Mr T as Tousen
 
but to be serious if they got like the cast of the musical, had good special effects, and it was in japanese with subs, this movie COULD be bad ass
CharkeeFarleeon March 22, 2010 at 10:14 a.m.
No... no....
NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHYYY!!
crusader8463on March 22, 2010 at 10:28 a.m.
@CharkeeFarlee said:
" No... no.... NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHYYY!! "
Because you touch yourself at nights. Atleast, that's what the press release i read said.
Tempeston March 22, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
@Chengy said:
" chuck norris as kenpachi Mr T as Tousen "
Nah, Mr. T is totally Zommari Leroux =p. 
Anyway, like I said on ComicVine just a few minutes ago I will see this movie even if I suspect there'll be tons of adaptation decay >.>
Tempestangelon March 22, 2010 at 10:42 a.m.
Worst thought ever.... TOM CRUISE AS CHAD

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