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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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    Outlook for Android and iOS gets better voice controls

    Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android emoji reactions

    As area of the slew of news from its Ignite conference, Microsoft announced some noticeable changes arriving at its Outlook app for iOS and Android. Voice controls are receiving expanded so that you can dictate short emails or call a contact from the app, not only is it in a position to speak keyphrases as you can do before. You’ll also see suggested replies in emails where Microsoft detects a obtain a gathering. In the latter, Outlook will offer you options for one to send your availability or schedule a gathering to produce a new event on your own calendar.

    Those on Android are certain to get new actionable notifications so that you can reply also, archive or delete an incoming message when an alert will come in. If you like, it is possible to replace those default actions to Mark as read also, Flag and much more. iOS users will soon start to see the already announced drag and drop support between Outlook and OneDrive on iPads soon.

    Microsoft can be attempting to bring other features which exist on other versions of Outlook (i.e. desktop) to iOS and Android. Included in these are workspace booking, text prediction, weather data in your calendar and adding emoji reactions to your emails. Year that last one will begin to roll out round the New, the ongoing company said.

    Microsoft Outlook for Android update

    To ensure it is easier for those who use Outlook on the desktops to find the mobile apps, Microsoft also introduced an instrument that means it is simpler to sign in to the service on your own phone if you’re already logged in on your own laptop. From Outlook on your own browser or desktop, you’ll get yourself a prompt to send yourself a text to download the app on your own phone. When you’re establishing the mobile app, it is possible to scan a QR code on your own laptop’s screen and Microsoft says it’ll securely transfer your credentials from your own desktop to your phone.

    Most of the new features shall begin rolling out on the next couple of weeks, Microsoft said, with some slated to reach down the road further.

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