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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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    Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Stage Recreated In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

    Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater are wildly different franchises, but each is iconic in its own right. Now the worlds are colliding in a pretty epic fan-made level that pretty accurately recreates the Super Smash Bros. Hyrule stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. 

    The level creator is nothing short of amazing, but it is not without limitations. Those limitations in mind, this Tony Hawk fan did an incredible job at staying faithful to the Hyrule Stage while still able to shred it up in perfect form.

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    As one Restera user pointed out, the creator did a phenomenal job at making sure to scale the map accordingly, versus focusing on going vertical and losing the functionality of the park itself. 

    The creator in question is ‘Skyramblez’ on YouTube and he made this on the PC version of the game. For those that want to shred to their heart’s content, you can find this particular creation by searching “Hyrule Temple” in the Create a Park browser. 

    Pretty impressive, right? What do you think about the Hyrule stage recreation? What other games would you like to see collide with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below! 

    [Source: Resetera]

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