Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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.

    Latest Posts

    Happily Trailer: Joel McHale & Kerry Bishé Lead Dark Romantic Comedy

    Happily Trailer: Joel McHale & Kerry Bishé Lead Dark Romantic Comedy

    Happily Trailer: Joel McHale & Kerry Bishé lead dark romantic comedy

    in November and before its March release

    After acquiring the film, Saban Films has debuted the initial trailer for BenDavid Grabinski’s dark romantic directorial and comedy debut Happily starring Joel McHale (Community) and Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire). The trailer could be below viewed in the ball player!

    RELATED: Happily: Saban Films Acquires BenDavid Grabinski’s Comedy Thriller Starring Joel McHale & Kerry Bishé

    Happily follows Tom (McHale) and Janet (Bishé) who’ve been happily married for a long time. But a trip from the mysterious stranger (Root) results in a dead body, a whole large amount of questions, and a tense couples’ trip with friends who might not actually be friends at all.

    The film stars Emmy Award Nominee Joel McHale (Community, Deliver Us from Evil), Kerry Bishé (Red State, Catch and Halt, Argo), and Emmy Award Nominee Stephen Root (Barry, King of the Hill).

    The ensemble’s supporting cast includes Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation), Paul Scheer (The League), Natalie Zea (Justified), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Breckin Meyer (Designated Survivor), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Jon Daly (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry), and Al Madrigal (I’m Dying Up Here).

    RELATED: Dead Pigs Trailer Sets U.S. Release for Cathy Yan’s Directorial Debut

    This riveting dark comedy was financed by Chuckie Duff’s Common Wall Media and made by Electric Dynamite’s Jack Black and Spencer Berman, Indy Entertainment’s Nancy Ross and Leopardi Kohn and executive made by Chuckie Duff, in addition to filmmakers Dave Kyle and Green Newman.

    Happily is set to debut in select theaters and on digital platforms on March 19!

    Latest Posts

    Don't Miss

    Get notified on updates    OK No thanks