2016's 32nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that a live action movie based on Bleach will be released in Japan sometime in 2018. It will be directed by Shinsuke Sato the director of the two live-action Gantz movies as well as Death Note: Light Up the New World. The film will be starring Sōta Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki. It is scheduled for release in Japan sometime in 2018. Tite Kubo will also be involved in production of the film.