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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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    Power Book II: Ghost Renewed for another Season at Starz

    Power Book II: Ghost Renewed for another Season at Starz

    Power Book II: Ghost renewed for another season at Starz

    Following Power Book II: Ghost‘s series debut earliest this month, has officially made a decision to renew Courtney A. Kemp’s first Power spinoff series for another season. This early renewal employs it had became the network’s most-watched new series with record-breaking multiplatform views in its debut week that’s now approaching 7.5 million.

    “I’m incredibly humbled by and grateful for the response from our ‘Power’ fans – the very best fans on earth, period. To possess our fans return – and bring new viewers to the initial spinoff in the ‘Power’ Universe – is really a dream become a reality. In 2012 back, 50, Mark, and I were warned a premium series with leads of color could not work for a worldwide audience. But we’ve proven everyone wrong and because of Starzplay -, we’ve fans in the united kingdom, France, Mexico, Brazil and beyond, all plugging in to the ‘Power’ Universe,” Kemp said in a statement. “In the next season, Tariq’s journey with the Tejada family are certain to get a lot more complicated – and much more dangerous – as he begins to comprehend the person he’s likely to become.”

    According to the network, Power Book II: Ghost delivered outsized performance on the Starz App in the initial week following the premiere, driving subscriber acquisition up 42%, while also setting new records internationally because the top performing series over the Starzplay International streaming platform in a number of markets like the UK, France, Germany, Brazil and spain.

    Created once more by original showrunner Courtney A. Kemp, the series accumulates following the original series as Tariq St shortly. Patrick finds himself by himself for the very first time in his life as his father is dead and his mother, Tasha, is facing costs for the murder Tariq committed, all while attending an Ivy League to earn his inheritance. Tariq finds himself splitting his time taken between hustling and school to cover his mother’s defense attorney Davis McLean, embracing the drug game and becoming intertwined with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada.

    The series for the returns have emerged by the cast of Michael Rainey Jr. as Naturi and Tariq Naughton as Tasha, along with Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy) as Monet, Shane Johnson returning as Cooper Saxe, Gani Paolo (The Fosters), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ray Donovan), Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd (Hawaii Five-O), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (The Deuce) and Melanie Liburd (This is Us).

    Kemp acts as creator, showrunner and executive producer via her banner End of Episode alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via his G-Unit Film and Television company, with Mark Canton executive producing for Atmosphere Entertainment MM and End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus also attached.

    The premiere season of is defined to air in two parts, sunday with the mid-season finale airing, Later this season for the five remaining episodes october 4 and a return set.

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