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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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    Nintendo And Puma Team Up For New Super Mario 3D All-Stars Shoe Line

    Nintendo and Puma are teaming up once more for a new collection celebrating all things Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Nintendo Switch. With 35 years of glorious Mario in our lives, Nintendo is offering a different way for fans to share that mustachio’d love. 

    With a clothing line thanks to a collaboration Black Millk Clothing, the partnership with Puma completes that fandom look. The shoe line will include Nintendo-fied versions of the RS-Fast, Clyde, and Future Rider kicks.  

    Future Rider – $90

    The Future Rider addition will be a rendition of the Super Mario 64 experience that debuted back in 1996.

    Clyde – $80

    The Clyde shoes will celebrate Super Mario Sunshine, a GameCube favorite, this is another game that players can enjoy on the Nintendo Switch. 

    RS-Fast – $120

    RS-Fast is taking on the world of Super Mario Galaxy, rounding out the new line. The RS-Line has seen previous Super Mario collaborations in the past, making the Super Mario Galaxy the latest in that particular lineup. 

    So when can you get in on the action? The Super Mario 3D All-Stars Nintendo x Puma line will become available on the official Puma website on November 27. If this is like the company’s previous Nintendo lines, these will be selling out fast. 

    Thoughts on the new Nintendo x Puma Super Mario 3D All-Stars line? Sound off in the comment section below! 

    [Source: HyperBeast]

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