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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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    Start your mech piloting career in Override 2: Super Mech League, out today

    Hey Pilots! The time is finally here to enter the arena and start your journey to the top in Override 2: Super Mech League. At Modus Games, we’re extremely excited to welcome returning fans and newcomers to the series with today’s launch. 

    The 3D competitive arena brawler returns with 20 distinctly devastating mechs, an amped up fast-paced combat system, and an all-new career mode.

    Rise through the Ranks

    What better way to make a name for yourself as a pilot than Override 2’s all-new career mode called Leagues. In Leagues, your agent Zoe will guide you through the ins and outs of the Super Mech League and set you up with your first few matches. 

    Each match type available in Leagues has an associated rank, which increases as you beat-down the competition against players online worldwide. Leagues feature returning match types from the first Override such as 1v1, 2v2, and free-for-all brawls. Additionally, series-first match types such as Control, a king-of-the-hill style battle, and Xenoswarm, a battle for survival against Kaiju-infused bots, will appear in the Leagues rotation. 

    Earn Sponsorships and Join Clubs 

    As you attain reputation in the mech fighting circuit, pilots have the option to accept limited-time sponsorships. Put on a show for the crowd by completing the in-game challenges from sponsorships to earn bonus coins. Raking in that extra cash opens up a slew of options for customization in the Garage, including unlocking additional mechs to fight with in Leagues, skins for each part of your mech, and cosmetic attachments. 

    Once you’ve gained enough experience, you’ll unlock the option to join one of three Clubs – Magma, Pacifica, and Starlight. Winning matches and completing challenges will raise your clubs collective influence. The more influence your club gains, the more rewards you’ll reap! 

    Become the Best Mech Pilot 

    Finding the right mech to suit your fighting style and personality will be the first step in becoming a top-tier pilot, but we also wanted to provide a few tips and tricks to give you an advantage in the arena. 

    An important mechanic pilots should use is the quick recovery system. By tapping the jump button while knocked down, mechs will spring back into action. “The bigger they are the harder, the harder they fall,” doesn’t really apply to these advanced technological fighting machines. 

    Upon death, mechs will persist on the map for a short duration and explode. In matches with more than two players, surprise your opponents by grabbing the mech scraps. Timed correctly, you can throw them like an item to catch your enemies in the blast! 

    Override 2: Super Mech League and Override 2: Super Mech League – Ultraman Edition are available now at PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Till next time, we’ll see you in the arena.

    By PlayStation Official blog (blog.playstation.com)

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