OMG Please NO
I don't know
I'm not expecting much out of this project.
The last time that they tried to adapt a hit manga/anime series in Japan into an American live action movie... Well, let's just say it's something I wish that would have never happened.
If they actually do end up making the movie it may be interesting to see. At least it's worth seeing just to try it out. I don't want to say something like "I absolutely refuse to see it" then miss out if it ends up being pretty good.
The problem is there is almost no chance that it's going to be good at all. Hollywood doesn't have a good record of making adaptions from other sources, especially manga, and Bleach is a bit over the top and unsuited for a live-action adaptation. The only thing that would be less suited for a live-action adaptation would be Naruto or Tengen Toppa Gurenn Lagan.
Oh well, maybe they'll hit on that million-to-one chance and it'll actually be good.
I for one plan on watching it, if only to laugh at how horribly Hollywood butchers it.
Who knows, maybe they'll get Nick Simmons in on the project. That would be hilarious.
See the problem isnt really that animes and manga cant be made into movies, its when they take Goku and turn him into a valley boy whos in highschool being picked on by bullies. They want to try and turn it from what it original was into something they feel can pull the anime/manga fans because of what it's supposed to be meanwhile pull young females into the seats hoping to make the next Twilight or teenage heartthrob so they can try to keep the money going... Think about Dead or Alive, they hyped that movie up so bad, yet Bayman wasnt even close to russian, kevin nash was Bass? Dont feel bad, I think even though I dread stating the name The Last Airbender is doomed to feel the same curse. Matter of fact not even that... Zatono point was great on every aspect from a certain stand point. Look at the latest Martial Art movie, Ninja Assassin, just about every critic that I read was like it was the worse thing they ever seen, his acting was horrible, cheesy stunts, cheesy effects, that he needed to quit that he disrespected greats like Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, and Jet Li. Yet and I can say that 99% of the movies they brought out, critics ripped them to shreds, but if you check out Chuck Norris movies, and a bunch of Jean Claude movies alot of them didnt get bad reviews(wont say all their movies passed but 90% did)Not saying anything racial or anything like that, what I am saying is most of us here are worried about Content, however what they sell most is context... Most movies are like those drug commericals, "This movie may cause you to get pissed off cause we ripped you out of your movie, yet we will complain from our 90million dollar houses while carrying across a roach with a 2 million dollar angel teardrop studded heavenium collar and try to get everyone locked up if you download or copy this crappy movie that I wouldnt wipe my deadsea scroll cesspool turdmonger butt with it. sorry got into a rant... Needless to say I will support an author, artist, singer or whatever... I just hate it when these corporate errr put their opinions into stuff and crap it up than want to leave it for the public to feel burned by it, and the star or whatever to take the heat...
They're trying to do what they have done with comics in the west , and it only works best with western comics seeing as the movies were produced in the west just like the comics.
If your going to make Bleach a live action get the asian cinema to produce it and then realise it later over here by DVD/Blu Ray or something.
This film will be a flop , people say it MIGHT have potential if its done in a sort of story heavy serious tone , but thats not what Bleach is all about , theres comedy , theres ecchi parts , theres badass fight scenes, Japanese puns and idiosyncrasy.
I do not say this with bias , DBZ-E was something I wanted to give a shot , I watched the film and in all honesty i was amazed at how rushed appalling and far off from the manga it was ! how am i supposed to trust Hollywood to rectify there mistakes with my precious Bleach and make it a good film ?
Tite Kubo , we your fans , who you create Bleach for do not like this one bit. I say Mangahelpers and other sites unite and make a petition !
Back on the west vs east example. Look at spiderman , brilliant comic,tv cartoon series etc and cinema movie that was made in the west. now when it was brought to Japan it was changed dramatically ,to spiderman fans dismay , adding stuff like mecha robots etc it just didn't match with the original story and this is the case with what would happen to Bleach and what has happend with DBZ-E.
Ok, I just found out about this and I must say I was quite surprised. I guess it makes sense considering the manga is reasonably popular in the states.
I don't think this movie should be made though. Seriously, if they trashed the characters just 0.0000000000000001 of what they did with dragon ball then the movie is going to be overwhelmingly bad. I don't think it is physically or humanly possible to make or even conceive a movie which is actually worst than dragon ball evolution but I do believe there are people out there who will try.
Problem with warner making a bleach movie is that they will not even consider making the movie vaguely resemble the manga. They are gonna "americanize" the characters into something which does not resemble the characters we all know and love. I bet this are some of the things which the movie would try:
1.- Ichigo would desperately follow orihime around every day begging for a date. Orhime will ignore him. Ichigo will be a social reject who gets beat up every day.
2.- Orihime will have no of her freak -see the first chapters of the manga for what I mean- and will probably be completely oblivious to anyone but herself. Tatsuki will be the bitchie friend who thinks ichigo and his friends are dorks.
3.- Chad.... seriously, too easy to trash the guy....
4.- Urahara.... I am already crying tears of blood just thinking what they could do to this guy....
I really hope this movie is not made. If it is made, I would see it though. After the DB fiasco I just can fathom any USA studio making this type of manga into something which resembles a half decent movie. I don't see how the humor, echie, fighting scenes and everything which makes bleach, well, bleach can be put in a big screen without destroying and chaging it completely. I don't want to see ichigo turned into a stupid, generic redneck as goku was.
We all will know this movie will suck when a no talent worthless redneck like Justin Chatwin -or any other mediocre cheap actor- gets casted as ichigo. On another note, the girl from zombie land might play a decent rukia though.
Lets all pray to the gods of manga this movie is NEVER made. Protect bleach, hail the cookies, peach out.
Almost as much as an americanized ichigo -henceforth referred to as fonzchigo- it would pain me to see an americanized chad. He would have a huge crappy as shit mustache, a horrible accent -not anything like the spanish speaking accents which are considered cool- and a freaking sombrero. FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND PURE IN THIS WORLD DO NOT TURN CHAD INTO AN STEREOTYPICAL USA MEXICAN.
All in all, this movie has the potential to suck so much it could actually make Justin Chatwin appear to be a decent goku -which he wasn't, he was trash, garbage, an overwhelming failure, I honestly want to punch him in the face for being such a worthless piece of trash human being and doing what he did to a manga and anime which has inspired millions-. On the other hand, this movie has no potential to be above average....
Epic Fail!.....i'm sure 100 other people have already named the other failed anime movie attempts so i wont....
But if they have to Milk Bleach for all its worth then i suggest doing it this way
Death Note, came out with a Japanese Live action which was SUCCESSFUL....(or more successful then most)....now apparently from that, about 10 Major Hollywood Studios have expressed interest in re-telling it in Hollywood.....so do a test run first and see
tho to me the only concept they should keep is the idea of soul reapers/Shinigami...as well as some lil conscepts....if they go into too much detail in the bleach world it either will require too much CGI money, or will not have enough CGI money which will result in shitty graphics....not to mention its impossibly hard to westernize many parts of Bleach since it has alot to do with traditional Japanese stuff that MOST North Americans or most of the world simply cannot understand.....
the idea is good....the idea of bleach......
If they actually make a movie of Bleach...I think I might kill myself. I'd be embarrassed to even admit that I read the manga.
I don't know, I think it'll just give Bleach a bad name. I don't even see how making a live action of it would be necessary.
[troll] Hayden Christenson for Ichigo! [/troll]
that would suck big time, but seeing as ichigo does act kind of emo sometimes, it does seem to be the person who would get picked for him
also, Nick Simmons for Kiego!
nah it all bout ben affleck or josh harnett for ichigo :P. lol i will laugh at this it the most stupid thing ever it like if they tried making a FF:AC a live action it would fail but if they did bleach like the animation in FF:AC it would be cool (if people insult FF:AC then you need to watch the Complete version is miles better and makes wayyyyy more sense). i gota admit a guilty thing i like the sound of the Cowboy Bebop movie with Keanu Reeves he could pull of Spikes coolness