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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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    Facebook investigated over &#039 reportedly;systemic' racism in hiring

    Facebook has publicly focused on fighting racism, but you can find concerns that’s not translating to its recruitment practices. Reuters sources say the united states Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating possible “systemic” racism in Facebook’s hiring and job promotions. Facebook program manager Oscar Veneszee Jr. and four candidates have reportedly accused the social networking of discriminating against Black applicants and staff through subjective evaluations and pushing racial stereotypes. In July 2020 three of individuals brought the case, in December with a fourth joining.

    by August 2020

    The EEOC tapped investigators for systemic cases, but they’ve only received briefings from both sides of the case in the last four months.

    As the full extent of the alleged violations isn’t clear, among the policies in dispute is due to hiring bonuses. The business hands out around $5,000 in bonuses in case a referred candidate is hired, but those referrals tended to reflect the prevailing employee demographics and disadvantage Black applicants (who constitute 3.9 percent folks employees by last June).

    You can find no guarantees the EEOC investigation shall result in formal action. The Commission declined to comment, but Facebook said it took discrimination accusations “seriously” and investigated “every case.”

    This is not the 1st time Facebook’s hiring has come under fire. In 2017, a Bloomberg report remarked that a handful of executives typically made final hiring decisions and tended to use metrics that favored culturally similar candidates, such as people endorsed by existing staff or those who went to certain schools. Facebook maintained that it had diverse hiring teams that brought in candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, but its incentive system was having troubles at the proper time.

    If the allegations endure, they’ll claim that some of these years-old complaints still persist. An EEOC determination may lead to reforms, even though it’s just through public pressure.

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