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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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    David Byrne’s American Utopia Trailer Debuts Before HBO Max Premiere

    David Byrne's American Utopia Trailer Debuts Before HBO Max Premiere

    David Byrne’s American Utopia Trailer Debuts Before HBO Max Premiere

    has released the entire David Byrne’s American Utopia trailer for Spike Lee’s upcoming concert film that was recorded during its run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in NEW YORK. Furthermore, brings word that Universal Pictures Content Group is nearing a deal to obtain the international distribution rights of the film and is targeting a November release. Browse the trailer in the ball player below now!

    David Byrne’s American Utopia is really a one-of-a-kind dynamic film that provides audiences usage of Byrne’s electrifying Broadway show that played to sold-out, from October 2019 to February 2020 at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre record-breaking audiences during its run. In this unifying musical celebration that inspires audiences for connecting to one another also to the global community, the former Talking Heads frontman and his band of 11 musical artists from all over the world perform hits from across Byrne’s career, including songs from his 2018 album of exactly the same name and classics like “This Should be the Place” and “Everybody’s ARRIVING AT THE HOUSE,” in addition to a cover of Janelle Monáe’s “Hell You Talmbout.”

    As Byrne and company sing, dance, and play their way over the glittering gray stage, they welcome audiences right into a joyous dreamworld where openness, optimism, faith in humanity, and social justice are paramount. Peppering these musical numbers with brief monologues that help communicate his message, Byrne touches on various sociopolitical topics – police brutality, voter turnout, climate change, immigration – and challenges us to come and grapple with these issues right here together, at this time. Finally, Byrne insists that people not only arrive to the polls, but that people embrace the chance of change truly.

    just in the imperfect world on the market

    “Not,” he says, however in ourselves, too.

    David Byrne’s American Utopia is set to premiere on HBO Max on October 17 at 8 p.m., in addition to on Crave in Canada.


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