This piece of news : http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-22/warner-brothers-in-talks-for-live-action-bleach-film
That scream of great pain you heard earlier? That was probably me.
Considering the general respect ( or the huge VOID of lack-of ) that Hollywood gives the original materials on Japanese anime/manga/games adaptations, Bleach might end up something like this ( written by yours truly, but if the movie did end up like this, remember you heard from me first D: ):
The story begins with Ichigo, a young man trying to fit in with the rest of his school. (reads: STEREOTYPE HOLLYWOOD LOSER) After finally gathering enough courage to ask his beautiful classmate, Orihime out for his final year prom, he was devastated to arrive at Orihime's home to discovered that she was attacked by a monstrous being known as Hollow.
It was then when Ichigo met the mysterious Rukia - who claimed to be a Soul Reaper who fought the Hollow using the traditional Japanese katana; when his life will be changed forever.
Ichigo, for the past few years post-Soul Society arc had strike me as being as interesting as watching paint dry, but the stereotype-Hollywood white loser-kid finding awesome powaaaaah and using it to save the world HE IS NOT ( okay, well he's a semi-normal kid discovering awesome powaaaaaah in the form of his BFS, but STILL ) Please, Kubo Tite, pleaseeeeee do a Kojima. I am at the verge of giving up Bleach please don't give me a kick down the way too sobs.
piratelicker had kindly provided a possible list of crack!castings for your perusal over twitter earlier : ( I lol-ed damnit, now I wanna see a photoshop of the cast XDD )
SHIA LEBOUF AS Kurosaki Ichigo
HILLARY DUFF AS Kuchiki Rukia
VANESSA HUDGENS AS Inoue Orihime
TAYLOR LAUTNER AS Abarai Renji
ROBERT PATTISON AS Aizen Sousuke
CHOW YUEN FATT AS Uruhara Kisuke
ZAC EFRON AS Kuchiki Byakuya
HARRISON FORD AS Kurosaki Issei
SOBS I FEEL DIRTY TYPING THAT OUT BRB NEED BRAIN BLEACH NOW
Also, ohai people. Missed me? 8D;;;;;