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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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    Stumptown Cancelled at ABC Following Season 2 Renewal

    Stumptown Cancelled at ABC Following Season 2 Renewal

    Stumptown cancelled at ABC following Season 2 renewal

    After Stumptown secured a last May, brings word that ABC has made a decision to reverse their decision by officially cancelling the Cobie Smulders-led action drama after one season. Based on the outlet’s sources, your choice was made because of scheduling conflicts linked to the production start that have been due to the ongoing pandemic. Stumptown’s studio ABC Signature is reportedly likely to shop the series to other networks or streamers.

    The series isn’t actually the only real casualty to cancelled renewals with Netflix two well-received coming-of-age shows The Society and I Am Not Okay With This because of pandemic-related production issues.

    Based on the graphic novel group of exactly the same name compiled by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Matthew Southworth, Stumptown will observe the story of Dex Parios, a solid, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with an elaborate love life, gambling debt, and a brother to deal with in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her an excellent P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing type of hardcore criminals rather than quite in alliance with the authorities.

    The series will star Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as Dex Parios, Jake Johnson (New Girl) as Grey McConnell, Michael Ealy (Being Mary Jane) as Detective Miles Hoffman, Tantoo Cardinal (Blackstone, Outlander) as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, and Adrian Martinex (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) as Tookie, alongside Emmy Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim (The Practice, Person of Interest) as Lieutenant Cosgrove.

    The series is established by Jason Richman who’ll also serve being an executive producer alongside Ruben Fleischer (Venom), Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood.

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