^ I Threw up more then a little. Worst case scenario much?
Old news though I didn't know Masi Oka was the one who brought them the idea for the project. Didn't know he was a fan, though if he sticks during production and then maybe this might turn out ok. But Hollywood fucked up Dragonball so we'll see what they do with Bleach.
This is just a bad idea in so many ways...
Indeed...this gives me chills about the dragonball movie...i mean chichi n bulma were pretty cute but the rest of the movie just completely destroyed one of the best mangas ever. like seriously ever. Though i must admit that Bleach shd be able to transition toward the western adaptation much better than dragonballz. I think? Or not. Lol. The whole shinigami think is based on japanese cultural clothing designs...
Well, considering the length of each Bleach arc there is no way they will be able to squeeze in anything within a 2 hour long movie. I mean, I've seen Mushishi that actually had some potential in the sense that each chapter is self-contained so there is no continuity problem since each story has an obvious start and end, not much so with Bleach, but they managed to fuck that up big time so.
What I see any screenwriter doing here would be something like this:
They will essentially have to merge the first chapters before the SS arc into one story. I can imagine that a good way to kick off the movie would have to have Uryu use the hollow bait (Orihime and Chad are already friends with Ichigo and we will not have time to see their background stories, although besides maybe in a flashback or so) and then just build on the whole Ichigo being a pureblood shinigami without knowing kind of deal. Since there is no resident shinigami in Karakura Town at the time Uryu used the bait, Rukia enters the scene, gets wounded, transfers powers to Ichigo and voila, we have the oddest merge possible of chapters but might work out for the big screen while at the same time justifying a shiteload of fighting, as Orihime and Chad would also develop powers at this point. Then the film basically ends with Uryu and Ichigo kililng off the menos grande and Urahara just being fishy in the background, thus ensuing the possibility for a sequel that would most likely be a rewritten version of the SS arc.
Would it suck immensely? Yes. I don't see how they can do Bleach any other way than this if they intend to even remotely base it off the original plot. Of course, the Americanization is already making me shudder.
I hope it gets done through a well known company with a lot of bank behind them. They have to have an enormous budget, that is where Dragon ball bit it hard.
The best way to do it right is to do a Sin City with Frank Miller coming in with Robert Rodriguez and use digital green screen so that there is a sense that it is just an anime in real life.
Screen plays? Let them do whatever, as long as they bring Kubo in on it. I just want to see when Ichigo saves Rukia when she is about to executed by a million zanpakutos, and Ichigo stands in the way and says "Yo". I don't say this a lot so that moment was truly epic.