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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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    Saudi Arabia bans travel from 20 countries

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the most recent rule where it’ll be banning travelers from 20 countries from entering the united states. This rule arrived to effect to curb the brand new strain of coronavirus which includes been seeing a rise in cases from all over the world.

    This is really a temporary ban and contains been extended to places including Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Lebanon, Ireland, India, and the united states to name several.

    This ban does apply for travelers who passed to these countries for days gone by 2 weeks and the ban is until which date continues to be not mentioned.

    The kingdom is facing a wide array of coronavirus cases with over 360,000+ cases and over 6400 deaths, the cases have tripled since January and the country has recently launched its vaccine drive since December 17 and is seeking to decrease the new cases, however, the brand new strain is posing a threat to the.

    Earlier, Riyadh had extended its travel ban because of its citizens from March 31 to May 17 because of the delay in the way to obtain the coronavirus vaccine.

    As India is among the countries contained in the travel ban, Indian travelers will be struggling to visit destinations such as for example Riyadh, Jeddah, and Mecca.

    The new strain of coronavirus has kept every country on its toes as there’s been a spike in cases and countries are imposing fresh lockdown to curb the brand new cases.

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