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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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    The Boys, Truth Seekers & More Section of NYC Comic Con Lineup

    The Boys, Truth Seekers & More to Feature at Amazon & IMDb TV NY Comic Con Lineup

    Amazon Prime IMDb and Video TV have revealed their star-studded NY Comic Con lineup via . This season feature virtual panels for Truth Seekers, Utopia, Alex Rider, The Boys, and Invincible with the function set to start Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2:15 p.m. EST on NYCC’s official YouTube channel.

    Here’s an in depth break down of the day’s events:

    Truth Seekers, Oct. 8 at 2:15 p.m. EST. The panel shall feature series stars Nick Frost, Samson Kayo, Emm D’Arcy, Susan Wokoma, and Malcolm McDowell, who’ll discuss the making of the horror-comedy series with IGN’s Terri Schwartz.

    Utopia, Oct. 8 at 3:05 p.m. EST. Author Gillian Flynn joins series stars John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, and Cory Michael Smith for a Q&A concerning the show with Variety’s Danielle Turchiano.

    Alex Rider, Oct. 8 at 4:15 p.m. EST. Author and EP Anthony Horowitz shall join series star Otto Farrant for a preview of the spy-thriller series, that is set to debut Nov. 13 on IMDB.

    The Boys, Oct. 8 at 4:15 p.m. EST. The cast will answer fans’ questions and discuss what they are able to expect from the growing season 2 finale.

    Invincible, Oct. 8 at 4:50 p.m. EST. Creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman will discuss the upcoming show in line with the comic group of exactly the same name.

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