Tuesday, April 13, 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.

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    Expansive JRPG-inspired MMO Zenith is arriving at PS VR

    Our team loves anime, MMOs, and VR but there is nothing out that combined all three for a satisfying experience there. We set out to build Zenith because it was the game we wanted to play, and because we believed that many of you would feel the same way. 


    Zenith is really a VR MMO that marries a colorful open world with adrenaline pumping action adventure gameplay. Our game has beautiful, hand-crafted environments that you’ll spend hours getting lost in. From lush canopies in the Amarite Forest, to turquoise blue waters at the Radiant Coast, to the hyper futuristic city of Zenith itself, we’ve built a stylized fantasy world dripping with detail. Needless to say beautiful scenery is one section of making Zenith feel just like a full time income world, we’ve invested plenty of time on lore also, infusing the setting with intricate details that take it alive.



    Set generations following a cataclysmic event known only because the Fracture, players will undoubtedly be drawn into an engrossing tale because they fight man and gods alike to avoid catastrophe from striking again. Utilizing the charged power of Essence, the magical lifeblood of most living beings, players will grow increasingly powerful because they adventure together – meeting a colorful cast of champions and villains on the way.

    The Movement

    With this type of massive world, we wished to offer you unparalleled freedom of movement also. 

    In Zenith it is possible to climb anything. Use the hands to climb up the sides of skyscrapers or giant cliff faces, discovering secret areas and looking for hidden treasure. You have limited stamina, which increases as you explore the global world, so you’ll have to carefully plan your ascent.



    Soar through the skies using our Gliding system to quickly fly to distant regions of the map, obtain the drop on some enemies, or ingest the view just.

    The Combat

    The most beautiful open world doesn’t mean squat if we don’t have a deep core game loop to help keep you satisfied all night, and that’s just what we try to deliver with this hyper-immersive combat system that’s only possible in VR. 

    Even though many MMORPGs feel just like spreadsheet simulators, Zenith feels tactile and easy to learn. Of learning a million formulas about damage instead, you’ll be mastering intuitive mechanics like throwing, blocking, and dodging. Parry the cold steel of one’s enemy’s blade, slam your staff such as a wizard, and dodge arrows while slowing time even.

    Mastery of blade and magic in Zenith takes both time and practice as you learn to launch an ideal mix of attacks, blocks, and spells while fighting a number of powerful enemies which will test thoroughly your mettle. For the perseverance you’ll be rewarded with rare and powerful weapons and abilities that may help you reach the heights of power.


    No MMORPG will be complete minus the “Massively Multiplayer” ingredient and we’re no exception. The social experience is particularly vital that you us as developers because we think that online flash games can empower people, and build relationships as strong as true to life! (No laughing matter, I acquired married to my partner in Final Fantasy 14 before we got married in true to life)



    Zenith shall feature plenty of party content including epic world bosses, public events, and dungeons. Challenging content will demand careful coordination particularly, and that’s where our guild system makes focus. Start your personal guild together with your rise and friends to prominence, or join a recognised guild to conquer Zenith’s greatest challenges.

    Customize classes to match your playstyle

    Among the joys of VR is that it offers you to be able to completely reinvent yourself and we crafted our class system to accomplish that. In Zenith your class doesn’t dictate what role you’ll play. Roles aren’t linked with your class, in order to Tank being an Essence Mage or heal as a Blade Master once you want! RPGs are about choice, so we designed all our systems to supply fun and surprising new combinations to complement any playstyle.

    We love MMORPGs and JRPGs – some may call it an obsession. Focusing on Zenith is a dream realized for all those. We have been honored to truly have a possiblity to build this global world, and can’t await one to visit. Please tell us what you’re worked up about in the comments below!

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