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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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    K/DA Is Coming To League Of Legends, Legends Of Runeterra, And Teamfight Tactics With New Gear

    K/DA is the digital K-pop band from Riot Games and with their full EP dropping later this year, this group is taking over several Riot properties including League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics. With new skins to bring that pop flavor into the gaming world, here’s what K/DA fans can look forward to. 

    The new K/DA skinlines arrive on October 29 and will include skins for League, personalization items for Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics, and a few other surprises before the All Out EP arrives on November 6. 

    K/DA in League of Legends: 

    • Seraphine the Starry-Eyed Songstress – Champion (Support/Mid)

    • K/DA ALL OUT Seraphine – Ultimate Skin for 3250 RP (featuring three different forms to unlock once purchased based on her social media journey)

    • K/DA ALL OUT Ahri – Epic Skin for 1350 RP

    • K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn – Epic Skin for 1350 RP

    • K/DA ALL OUT Akali – Epic Skin for 1350 RP

    • K/DA ALL OUT Kai’Sa – Epic Skin for 1350 RP

    • K/DA ALL OUT Kai’Sa Prestige Edition – Prestige Skin unlockable with 2000 Worlds Tokens

    K/DA in Legends of Runeterra:

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    • New Cards – Epic spell cards inspired by each of the K/DA members and their newest collaborator, Seraphine come to Runeterra as a permanent update for player’s collections.

    • K/DA ALL OUT Event Pass – All players will receive a free Event Pass when they log onto Legends of Runeterra starting October 28, 2020, containing a full set of the new K/DA cards. The pass can be upgraded to include a brand new Guardian called Stellacorn, new K/DA inspired Guardians variants, emotes, and card backs.

    • K/DA Game Mode – In the all new game mode, K/DA Star Power, players can choose from five decks inspired by each K/DA member and Seraphine. Each deck comes with a unique always-on ability that compliments the featured spell.

    • K/DA Board – The all new K/DA Board comes equipped with special instrumental versions of iconic K/DA music, which players can swap mid-match to create the perfect mix.

    K/DA in Teamfight Tactics:

    • K/DA Featherknight (K/DA Akali and K/DA ALL OUT Akali inspired variants) 

    • K/DA Hushtail (K/DA Ahri and K/DA ALL OUT Ahri inspired variants)

    • K/DA Squink (K/DA Evelynn and K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn inspired variants)

    • K/DA Furyhorn (K/DA Kai’Sa and K/DA ALL OUT Kai’Sa inspired variants)

    • K/DA Lightcharger (K/DA 2018 and K/DA ALL OUT Seraphine inspired variants)

    K/DA first made their debut with the song POP/STARS during the League Worlds back in 2018 and while only a few songs have been heard from the group, a full album is on the way for more K-pop goodness. With their August 2020 return came a new song called The Baddest, a new wave of music arrives next month. 

    Are you excited about the K/DA takeover? What other ways would you like to see this digital group take over the gaming world? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below! 

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