Live action Bleach movie in the works?
Keeping in mind the wonderfully horrible live action Dragonball that was released relatively recently thanks to 20th Century Fox, this news comes as a disappointment. I was never a heavy Dragonball watcher back in the day, having made it only through season 1, but I do follow the Bleach series. So I want the movie to not suck, but history isn’t too kind. The live action movies of Initial D, which was actually done with a decent budget and cast, and Dragonball were a far cry from their anime counterparts. In the end, it just feels like people in Hollywood are making a greedy money grab. Better yet, the movie already feels like and only like a calculated risk-reward kind of a project.
With Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates) tentatively at the helm, there might me some “progress” in live action theatrical adaptations of anime series, but then again the bar of expectations isn’t exactly high and I don’t expect anything special or good for that matter when it releases.