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Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Helm Netflix’s Live-Action Gundam Movie

(Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm Netflix’s live-action Gundam movieIt has been four years since the successful release of Kong: Skull Island, and now director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has finally found his next big project with Legendary. Vogt-Roberts has officially signed on to direct the studio’s first-ever live-action feature film version of Gundam for Netflix, which will be based on the universe of Sunrise’s iconic Japanese robot franchise.This marks Legendary and Netflix’s latest collaboration together, the two companies previously worked on films such as 2016’s Spectral and last year’s Enola Holmes as well as shows like Lost in Space and Pacific Rim: The Black. They are also currently working on the anime series adaptation of Skull Island and Tom Raider.RELATED: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series Wraps Production!Plot details for the Netflix film are being kept under wraps but the original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted. The battles in the story, in which the characters pilot robots known as mobile suits, are wildly popular. The Gundam universe is replete with numerous storylines of love and conflict along with the popular Gundam battles, in which the characters operate robot suits called Mobile Suits.The live-action Gundam film will be penned by Brian K Vaughan. It will be produced by Vogt-Roberts with Vaughan set as executive producer. Legendary’s Cale Boyter will oversee the project along with the Sunrise creative team. The project was actually first announced in 2018 at the Anime Expo.RELATED: Sony & Netflix Ink First-Pay Streaming Licensing DealCreated by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino, the franchise first started in 1979 with the TV series titled Mobile Suit Gundam. The massively popular Mecha anime and science fiction media franchise is Sunrise’s multi-billion-dollar property that has spawned a multi-platform universe encompassing televised anime, manga, animated films, video games, plastic models, toys, and novels among other media. Gundam continues to dominate Bandai Namco’s earnings almost forty years after its inception.

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    Malaysia bans entry of tourists from India, Indonesia and the Philippines

    With a rising amount of coronavirus cases and countries opening for tourism, it’s posing a higher risk to both locals and foreigners visiting a fresh country. Also to curb this example, many countries are limiting its visitors or stopping them to go to their country entirely. Also to curb this example, Malaysia has banned the entry of visitors from India, Indonesia and the Philippines because of the rising amount of coronavirus cases from these national countries.

    The Defence Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a press conference that restriction would affect anyone who has long-term passes, students, expatriates, permanent residents along with family of Malaysians. Malaysia had already banned the entry of foreigners since march and also have been slowly checking for tourism.

    Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a speech that Malaysia is extending its measures to curb the pandemic before end of the year because the virus continues to be actively spreading and with regards to travel, the national country could keep a tab on its situation.

    The new rule is performed because the Virus has been spreading at an instant pace in the Philippines and Indonesia; India too has several cases using its daily count reaching over 75000+ and stands 3rd in world coronavirus count. Hence, Malaysia is taking its steps for citizens safety and bans visitors from these national countries.

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