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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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    Ethiopia agreed to form Travel Bubble with India

    One of the latest countries to agree to form a travel bubble with India is Ethiopia.

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation announced in their latest tweet where they said, “Attention travellers! An air travel arrangement has been established between India and Ethiopia. Designated carriers of both countries are permitted to operate flights between the two countries. Please plan your travels accordingly.”

    And accordingly, flight from and to Ethiopia are operational with set guidelines which include:

    From India to Ethiopia

    • Residents of Ethiopia, stranded nationals, or foreign travellers traveling to Africa with transit in Ethiopia can travel to Ethiopia.
    • Any Indian national traveling to Africa and should hold a valid visa for the destination country. In such a case, the airline should be concerned and responsible to ensure that there are no travel restrictions for Indian nationals to enter the foreign country with a particular visa category before a boarding pass is issued to them.
    • People traveling via Sea and those who hold Indian Passports would have to get clearance from the Ministry of Shipping and should be destined to countries of Africa only.

    From Ethiopia to India

    • Indian nationals who are stranded in any countries in Africa.
    • All Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of Indian (OCI) cardholders holding valid passports.
    • All foreign nationals from any countries in Africa and those except those holding tourist visas and are intending to visit India for any purpose.
    • People traveling via Sea from any African countries.

    Currently, Including Ethiopia, India shares a bi-lateral travel agreement with the United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Canada, Bhutan, France, Kenya, Iraq, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Maldives, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

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