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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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    Apple’ss web store is opening in India on September 23rd


    Apple is opening its web store in India on September 23rd over per year following the government eased rules that limited the tech giant’s business in the united kingdom. The store will offer you Apple’s full selection of products and direct support to customers in India for the very first time, and it’ll also provide them with usage of financing options and the company’s trade-in program. At the brief moment, the ongoing company only sells its products to Indian customers through third-party stores.

    Apple started building iPhones at a plant in Karnataka in 2017 back. However, it couldn’t set up a retail presence in the united kingdom because of rule that required foreign companies to manufacture 30 % of its products locally. Bloomberg reported that the tech giant had been gearing up for online sales soon after India eased its rules on location production, in February this season at an annual shareholder meeting and Tim Cook confirmed it. He also revealed that Apple shall open a brick-and-mortar store in India in 2021, which is in Mumbai accompanied by a different one in Bangalore reportedly.

    The Indian store shall offer personalized engraving in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and tamil for AirPods and in English for iPad and Apple Pencil. Like in other regions, the ongoing company will enforce contactless delivery in the united kingdom as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

    iPhones certainly are a popular premium smartphone among Indian consumers, but Apple includes a tiny marketshare all together and Android remains the dominant mobile platform. It remains to be observed whether establishing a retail presence in the South Asian nation might help the tech giant make an impression on more potential prospects.

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