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9:35 pm - 03/30/2012

Wrath of the Titans Writer Discusses Live-Action Bleach

Dan Mazeau trying to avoid what happened to live-action Dragonball

Wrath of the Titans screenwriter Dan Mazeau discussed his upcoming projects, including the live-action adaptation of Tite Kubo's manga Bleach. Mazeau explained that both getting the rights and the scriptwriting itself were a long process for Bleach: "But early on we set down withTite Kubo the creator and the publisher of the series, and we had a long meeting, making sure we're respectful to the property. Nobody wants to, well… Let's just say that if you enjoyed [the live-action] Dragon Ball Z movie, that's great, but I thought it was a noble effort that ultimately didn't succeed. That's what we're trying to avoid. We want to make sure this movie lives up to what the manga is."

He added, "I'm currently working on Bleach and the idea is to set it in Japan and really be respectful to the source material. It's an amazing story. I've been shorthanding it as an 'action-adventure Sixth Sense,' but obviously on a bigger canvas than that. So I'm incredibly excited about that. It's a good one.”

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

Source: IFC Fix via Anime News Network

somebody kill this abomination before it sees the light of day

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xelloss_poo 31st-Mar-2012 04:41 am (UTC)
But this one might have hope! Maybe a tiny glimmer (that will undoubtedly get smashed into nothingness), but for now there is a faint hope that it won't be as bad as the Dragonball movie that wasn't.
zomboid 31st-Mar-2012 04:41 am (UTC)

OMG Honey, what are you doing here?

But anyway, I agree. And seriously? Of all the screenwriters to hire to write for Bleach, they have to use the one that wrote the abomination that is Wrath of the Titans?

Edited at 2012-03-31 04:42 am (UTC)
apis_cerana 31st-Mar-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Flawless gif is flawless
sheix0 31st-Mar-2012 04:44 am (UTC)
He added, "I'm currently working on Bleach and the idea is to set it in Japan and really be respectful to the source material. It's an amazing story.

OMFG IN JAPAN?! I actually have hope for this...very small hope but still.
As long as the cast isn't too white washed I support this since half of the cast can still work with non asian actors.
But idk...still skeptical...I prefer if anyone doing a live action it should be Japanese since they did Death Note pretty well.

Edited at 2012-03-31 04:45 am (UTC)
hakuei_smex 31st-Mar-2012 04:54 am (UTC)
"I'm currently working on Bleach and the idea is to set it in Japan . . . 'action-adventure Sixth Sense'

Yeah, no. Still looks like a fail.
thewarpedmelody 31st-Mar-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Wrath of the titans is a mess... Please don't mess Bleach up for goodness sake.
fuzzyspider 31st-Mar-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
Dan Mazeau trying to avoid what happened to live-action Dragonball

then he should do everybody a favour and don't make it at all.
miiss_hachiiko 31st-Mar-2012 05:12 am (UTC)
The only time I'll be watching this movie, is if they have Japanese actors and actresses in here. (And I mean someone OTHER than Ken Watanabe.)
thewarpedmelody 31st-Mar-2012 05:38 am (UTC)
Gackt will be very suitable for Aizen I think
jia_zhang 31st-Mar-2012 05:14 am (UTC)
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action-adventure Sixth Sense >_>;
sadistic_dance 31st-Mar-2012 05:23 am (UTC)
somebody kill this abomination before it sees the light of day
Bleach has been going on for a long time though.
aiyamin 31st-Mar-2012 05:25 am (UTC)
I was referring to the live-action Hollywood movie, not the manga/anime.
cherrycoloured 31st-Mar-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
I don't think Bleach could get any worse, so in a way I want this to be made just to see if I could be proven wrong.
makeyourmoment 31st-Mar-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
You know, right now I'm still incredibly wary. On the one hand, they want to set it in Japan and they acknowledged the live action DB movie for the hot mess it was (I actually watched it recently and cried my eyes out) and don't want to do that again. On the other hand...Bleach is my biggest fandom, and I really don't want to see it any more f'ed up then Kubo himself has already done (see: the entirety that is Aizen and his "the magical thing I created which I've embedded inside me" reasoning for his annoying level-ups). I mean, the new arc is already starting to wean me off the Bleach bandwagon; I don't want this movie to kill it outright and piss on the remains.

I guess part of me is willing to wait and see just how badly Wrath of the Titans is (because I did rather like Clash of the Titans, in a "this demeans everything I ever learned about Greek mythology, but is still more enjoyable than the original" way) before I make more judgement. Who knows/ The guy may wind up being more in tune with us Bleach fanatics then he is a Greek mythology person and it'll be decent (it won't be stellar unless it's with a Japanese cast in Japanese and written by someone with more skill in short storylines than Kubo who still loves Ichigo and his nakama to pieces).
ranguren_chan 31st-Mar-2012 07:02 am (UTC)
"Let's just say that if you enjoyed [the live-action] Dragon Ball Z movie, that's great, but I thought it was a noble effort that ultimately didn't succeed.

Hardly anything that Hollywood does in terms of adaptations are 'noble' to begin with. Most of them were even nowhere near faithful. I think the guy was just being kind in his DBZ adaptation reference. Tsk, tsk.

I'd rather see them create an original character for the movie - with an American/Caucasian cast into the role - and tell the story from his POV and hopefully it will also neatly tie-up to Japanese original leading to a cross-over towards the end of the film, i.e. the appearance of Ichigo Kurosaki played by a real Japanese.

ryocchi 31st-Mar-2012 07:37 am (UTC)
*Sighs* Here we go again.
koichiko 31st-Mar-2012 09:18 am (UTC)
I'm happy they are at least trying to stick to the material and, you know, acknowledge it's set in Japan, yadayadayada.
But seriously, if they are going to action it up like the shitty thing that "Wrath of the Titans" was, than noooo thank you!
atelierlune 31st-Mar-2012 09:47 am (UTC)
I would feel differently about this project... if it were Japanese-produced.

However, it's just a matter of fact that Hollywood production/special effects in America are on a different level.

There would need to be a demonstration of nearly Peter-Jackson-on-Tolkien levels of dedication to the material for me to personally feel ok about this or to consider seeing it myself, and that's as a non-fan of the series. DNW
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