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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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    Xbox One X Sales Skyrocket As Preorders For Xbox Series X Go Live

    your day that Xbox Series X preorders went live

    September 22 marks. Your day that Xbox One X sales saw a dramatic increase in addition, it marks. Coincidence? Maybe, or it might all be considered a unfortunate misunderstanding hilariously.

    A post from Andrew Alerts went viral on Twitter, a business insider with a specialty tracking seller founder and trends of Nintendeal. In his tweet, he cited a drastic spike in Amazon Xbox One X system sales with the associated tagline asking “just how many people bought an Xbox One X rather than an Xbox Series X.”

    The system names are undeniably similar and there are some possible known reasons for why this sales spike happened. The initial reason is actually a simple error in both names. Plenty of parents were wanting to buy these consoles because of their kids, plenty of frantic quick-buys also happened to beat that taunting “sold-out” message, or it might simply be a complete large amount of people want another most sensible thing before next gen arrives.

    We have no idea know for several what the real reason for the recent sales increase is, but a 747 percent markup doesn’t look like a straightforward coincidence being on a single day as next gen preorders. Still, if people mistakingly purchased the Xbox One X on the Series X because of the similar names, you can find likely to be several upset people on the next week roughly.

    One thing we can say for certain is that the idea that folks purchased the main one X thinking it had been the Series X may be the biggest social media marketing take at this time, speculation which has produced some pretty hilarious reactions over in the Twittersphere:

    Another possibility revolves around bots. Bots purchasing up hot demand items are frustratingly common and frequently used by the ones that plan to resale supply at a higher price. It is possible that bots could have gotten the code confused, a spot that was manufactured in reaction to journalist Patrick Klepek’s recent tweet concerning the sales increase.

    It’s vital that you remember that next gen arrivals always boost current gen sales, oftentimes due to heavy discounts or just the need to ‘get in on the hype’ at a lesser price point. If the spike is sales is really a happy coincidence or perhaps a mistake remains to be observed, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see in case a large chunk of this number finished up being because of the latter.

    What do you consider, Game Informer readers? A Bob Ross style “happy mistake” or massive coindence that the web is blowing out of proportion? Sound off in the comment section below and hit us with those hot takes!

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