By Kerrie Mitchell
Updated March 22, 2010 at 09:59 AM EDT

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. is working to secure the film rights to Bleach, a manga written by Tite Kubo that has been published since 2001. The story follows a 15-year old boy who can see ghosts and who learns to fight evil when he inadvertently acquires the power of a female Soul Reaper, who in turn becomes trapped in the human world. Bleach has already been an anime series in Japan and an English version airs on the Cartoon Network. Get Smart director Peter Segal is negotiating to produce the film version.