Something good may have come out of the scandal of Gene Simmons’s son totally allegedly plagiarizing Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga, because it drew attention to the manga and showed how large and potentially homicidal dedicated its fanbase is. Now Warner Brothers, who are also adapting Akira, have bought the film rights to Bleach.
Director Peter Segal (Get Smart, Tommy Boy) is negotiating to serve as a producer […] in a story focusing on a 15-year-old boy who can see ghosts. He meets a female Soul Reaper (who escorts the “souls of the dead”), but a fight with an evil spirit causes the Reaper to transfer her powers to the boy, leaving her stranded in the human world and the boy with her old job as a fighter of evil. [FirstShowing]
Ghost seer in a little coat . . .
Seriously though, if they turn this into another Dragonball Evolution (AKA: “Side-saddle Chicken Muncher“) somebody’s going to be writing a very snippy comment on a message board that has no real affiliation with Warner Brothers. That’ll show ’em.