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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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    Apple won’t collect fees on paid Facebook events until 2021

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    Last month, Apple and facebook clashed over App Store fees. Now, Apple appears to slightly be easing up. Businesses that host paid online events through Facebook on iOS can keep all their earnings (minus taxes), Today facebook announced. Apple shall not collect its usual 30 % commission on in-app purchases, but there are some conditions.

    As you may remember, come early july, Facebook announced a fresh feature which allows creators and businesses to charge for online events hosted on the platform. Facebook said it wouldn’t collect fees from the events “for at the very least another year.” But Facebook couldn’t convince Apple to waive its 30 % fee or allow iOS users to utilize Facebook Pay, in order that Facebook could absorb the expenses for businesses. Facebook spoke out against Apple and its own App Store fees.

    Now, Apple has decided to let Facebook Pay process all paid online event purchases. This implies Facebook can absorb the price, and Apple won’t get yourself a cut. December 31st but this agreement only lasts until.

    “Apple has decided to give a brief, three-month respite and struggling businesses shall need to, again yet, pay Apple the entire 30 % App Store tax,” a Facebook spokesperson said. August 2021 facebook won’t collect fees until.

    The other big catch is that Facebook Gaming creators are overlooked of the offer. They’ll still need to hand over 30 % of earnings which come through the iOS app.

    “Apple’s decision never to collect its 30 % tax on paid online events includes a catch: gaming creators are excluded from using Facebook Pay in paid online events on iOS,” said Vivek Sharma, VP of Facebook Gaming. “We unfortunately had to create this concession to obtain the temporary reprieve for other businesses.”

    These battles over App Store fees have become more common. Each goes much better than others sometimes. Epic is embroiled in an awful legal struggle with Apple now, but Basecamp found a genuine solution to skirt Apple’s rules to obtain its Hey email app approved. Yesterday just, Epic, Others and spotify announced The Coalition for App Fairness, an alliance formed to pressure Google and Apple to improve their app store rules.

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