Entertainment news source Variety reports that Warner Bros. has licensed the live-action movie rights to Tite Kubo’s popular supernatural action manga “Bleach.” Warner Bros. is currently developing the project with Viz Productions, a subsidiary of Viz Media (which publishes the English version of “Bleach”).
Dan Mazeau (“Wrath of the Titans”) is in charge of writing the adapted screenplay. Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) is producing and may also direct. Other producers attached to the project include Michael Ewing (Segal’s partner at Callahan Filmworks), actor Masi Oka (“Heroes,” “Get Smart”), and Jason Hoffs (“The Terminal”). Branon Collucio will be executive producer, and Jon Berg will oversee the project.
According to Variety, Segal commented, “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.”