Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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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    Post-Microsoft Acquisition, Bethesda Games WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE On Other Platforms On A “Case By Case Basis”

    Earlier today, the breaking was reported by us news that Microsoft has acquired Bethesda and its own parent company, ZeniMax. The news headlines can be an exciting grab for the ongoing company entering the brand new generation with the Xbox Series X, but many PlayStation fans are wondering what this signifies because of their platform of preference in the years ahead.

    According to a written report from Bloomberg, Bethesda have been working closely with Sony pre-acquisition with games like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo. Considering that both of these games were marketed as limited-time console exclusives, the acquisition of the ongoing company by Microsoft could change things.

    Bloomberg’s Dina Bass says that Microsoft’s Phil Spencer informed her that the business will honor the PlayStation timed-exclusivity but from then on, other console launches beyond PC and Xbox will undoubtedly be reviewed on a “case-by-case basis.”

    Bethesda is behind one of the most beloved franchises in gaming, like the Elder Scrolls Doom and franchise. Given that a lot of those series, like the single-player focused Fallout games, have a broad fanbase of millions, it’s unlikely that the business would pull access from Sony completely.

    We remain awaiting confirmation as we’ve reached out for comment, but it’s likely that Sony fans will still start to see the Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation 5 systems, but brand-new IPs like Starfield might remain an Xbox/PC-only deal.

    As we’ve previously reported, year 2021 the offer is defined to close in the next 1 / 2 of fiscal. The deal will probably be worth $7.5 billion.

    [Source: Bloomberg via Twitter]

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