Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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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    This Fallout 4 Overhaul Mod Transforms The Common Wealth Into A Full-Fledged Horror Game

    It’s Halloween! Well, almost! And while there are a ton of amazing horror games out there, there is one Fallout 4 mod I can’t help but to recommend for those wanting a new horror experience in a familiar place. For this week’s Mod Corner, we’re getting ‘spoopy’. 

    The Fallout 4 Pilgrim: Dread of the Common Wealth mod is a complete overhaul experience that came out in 2017. It’s a mod I’ve personally used and can’t recommend enough. For those that like Fallout 4, this is a great way to jump back in while still being able to experience something new. 

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    The mod itself is inspired by the horror film The Witch and it captures that subtle horror and evil immersion perfectly. How overhaul mods work is that it’s not a simple retexture, it’s a complete shakeup to the game as a whole. This experience changes the weather, it completely revamps the in-game audio, and the lighting? The lighting is more than a little spooky.

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    Even the way players see the world in terms of angles is different, meant to emulate digital cameras when they record footage on the set of a film. With its filmy grain and daunting shadows, the environment is set up for the new elements, and even the satanically inspired goat reskin for Dogmeat. 

    Interested in checking out this mod for yourself? You can learn how to properly install it right here through Nexus Mods. Because of the total transformative nature of this project, it is for PC only. 

    Thoughts on the latest Mod Corner? A vast difference from our previous entry! Feel free to shout out those comments in the section below, or hit me up if you have a specific game in mind for mod recommendations! 

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