The Hollywood Reporter has said that Warner Bros. is wrangling the film rights to the manga BLEACH.
Peter Segal — whose previous credits include 50 First Dates and the recent remake of Get Smart — is in negotiations to produce the film through Viz Media. WB isn’t just limiting this to their foray into the manga pool — they’re already hard at work adapting Akira for the big screen.
Bleach deals with a boy who can see the dead — and what happens when absorbs the power of a female Soul Reaper, a mystic warrior meant to battle soulless “hollows” and escort the dead to the afterlife. Not only has this property been a weekly manga series since 2001, but many others have seen the cartoon version of the series on Cartoon Network.