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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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    Next Studios’ Award-Winning Game Biped Lands on Xbox One

    Biped is a colorful coop adventure set in an alternate universe where humans didn’t take over Earth. Instead, our world is an important waypoint for interstellar travelers. Players control Aku and Sila, two maintenance bots whose mission is to restore a series of navigational beacons after a galactic storm has hit the planet. You will have to explore, solve puzzles, and cooperate to bring Earth back online.

    The Journey of Biped So Far

    The game concept came out from the simple idea of playing a game character whose limbs controlled individually. But before coming to the scheme where creatures will be bipedal, developers tested a lot of other possible concepts. They had human-like creatures, frightening aliens that looked like an octopus, exotic animals with multiple legs, and many different designs to choose from.

    Biped

    However, it was becoming more and more evident with each try that the complexity of controls is not what is needed for a fun party game. It had to be something more straightforward, easier to use and understand so that players could immediately feel comfortable and have fun.

    After testing multiple concepts, developers settled on the cute little bots you see today. Our protagonists would have two independent legs, no arms, could manipulate objects, and slide carelessly on smooth surfaces.

    The idea worked: in a matter of months, Biped has received dozens of positive reviews by media and streamers and got over 1700 positive reviews on Steam only. We are incredibly proud of it.

    Xbox One Release

    Releasing Biped on Xbox One was our plan all along, and this idea was proven by a lot of requests we received from the community.

    Biped

    Ever since Biped’s development began, we envisioned an adventure in which cooperation was to be the key to success. The characters’ unique movement scheme, the quests, the puzzles, and all of the game environments actively promote collaboration. Of course, you can play by yourself, but Biped gives its best when enjoyed alongside fellow humans! We want everyone to get a copy of Biped, invite friends over, order a pizza, and have fun exploring the game we poured our hearts into making. We hope you’ll enjoy our world just as much as we loved putting it together.

    And if you do, let us know! You can always join our Discord to chat about Biped, share some funny moments the game is full of, or make new friends!

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    Biped is a coop action adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between 2 players. Two little bipedal robots, Aku and Sila, will walk side by side and embark on a fun and bonding journey. You control the robot’s two legs using two sticks. This allows you to perform various moves—from simple walking and sliding to more advanced actions, like operating machinery or cutting wood. Enjoy the adventure solo or grab a friend or a family member and have a blast together in co-op mode. Communicate and coordinate to conquer challenges together and find out how good a pair you truly are. Your adventure will take you to many beautiful and mysterious location on the planet. Explore secrets in forests, valleys, waterfalls and icy mountains and find your way through the puzzling paths that lead to the planetary beacons. Collect treasures and buy a goofy hats! Dress up your biped the way you like. Better yet, match your partner’s look and become the most dazzling adventurers in this epic quest.

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