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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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    Patricia Arquette & Ben Stiller Reunite for Apple’s High Desert

    Patricia Arquette & Ben Stiller Reunite for Apple's High Desert

    Patricia Arquette & Ben reunite for Apple’s High Desert

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    After helping her land her second Golden Globe along with her fourth Emmy nomination, Escape at Dannemora‘s Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette are reuniting for a fresh Apple series entitled High Desert, in accordance with .

    Written by Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford and Jennifer Hoppe, the half-hour comedy series will focus on Peggy, a former addict who decides to start out her life fresh after her beloved mother’s death in the tiny desert town of Yucca Valley, California, where she makes the life-changing decision to become detective agency.

    In addition to writing, Fichman, Hoppe and ford are set to executive produce the series alongside Arquette, who’ll star as Peggy, Molly Madden and Tom Lassally of 3 Arts Entertainment and Nicky Weinstock and Stiller via his Red Hour Films, with the Emmy winner mounted on direct the pilot for the project also.

    Stiller and Arquette lately worked together on the acclaimed Showtime biographical limited series Escape at Dannemora, which netted the former two Emmy nominations and the latter a Golden Globe win and Emmy nomination, losing the Emmy to Michelle Williams on her behalf submit FX’s Fosse/Verdon, though would buying the ceremony’s statue for Outstanding Supporting Actress on her behalf role in Hulu’s The Act.

    Along with High Desert, the duo are getting ready to reunite at Apple for a fresh drama series Severance, where Arquette will star in and executive produce and can direct and executive produce Stiller. Fichman and Hoppe are well-known in the small-screen world because of their focus on Nurse Jackie, Damages and Grace and Frankie whilst Ford is best-known for co-writing the initial Miss Congeniality and the 2005 miniseries adaptation of Little House on the Prairie.

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