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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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    Microsoft expands App Assure to create better compatibility to Snapdragon PCs

    Microsoft is expanding App Assure to greatly help developers address compatibility for Windows on Snapdragon.

    Qualcomm and Microsoft are teaming around encourage more developers to create their apps appropriate for Windows on Snapdragon. The firms announced a fresh App Assure program that can help software makers address the compatibility conditions that have plagued ARM-based PCs.

    Microsoft first launched App Assure in 2018 to greatly help developers transition Windows 7 apps to Windows 10 before Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 in 2020. Likewise, the most recent iteration of App Assure is intended to greatly help app makers optimize for Qualcomm’s mobile processors while accumulating confidence for customers.

    “Microsoft’s App Assure with FastTrack program is really a ongoing service made to help customers, developers, and independent software vendors address application compatibility issues, at no additional expense for qualifying customers,” Qualcomm writes in a statement. “A focus of this program is to engage vendors to provide compatibility of Windows 10 apps on Snapdragon compute platforms in order that users working anywhere can confidently use Windows 10 apps on Snapdragon-powered devices.”

    While Qualcomm hasn’t shared additional information on what this program will specifically do, Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay had earlier explained that it could include getting the company’s engineers build relationships developers to obtain their apps to work across most of Windows.

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    Panos teased the program expansion when Qualcomm first introduced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 earlier. He said that ensuring compatibility was an integral priority for Microsoft also, that was “putting a whole large amount of energy into this.”

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