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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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    Baldur's Gate 3 Save Issues Fixed Following Recent Patch Update

    Baldur’s Gate 3 is in Early Access now and Larian Studios has been very transparent that the game will be buggy as they mass test it. That being said, the studio has launched several major patches to work towards a full launch. Unfortunately, the latest update had a few hiccups regarding saves. 

    The good news is that the save issue seems to be resolved thanks to a rollback. The latest update began to offer more bug fixes and gameplay tweaks. Following its deployment, players began reporting that they could no longer access their saves. Larian quickly took note and rolled back their most latest update to a previous build, allowing for D&D fans to pick right back up where they left off. 

    While the game is only in Early Access with Act I offering anywhere between 25-30 hours of gametime, the response has been immensely positive. The transparency of issues going into booting up this title for the first time helps, but the passion and dedication to D&D is also wildly apparent in how this game is set up. 

    I personally have been loving my time with the game. While I’ve already wrapped up Act I, I did boot up another character to try out some different choices. Since these saves won’t transfer over when the game fully launches, I’m letting my chaotic flag fly proud. 

    You can learn more about Baldur’s Gate with our previous coverage here, including how Dragon Age Origins fans will fall in love with one feature in particular. 

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