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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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    Amazon in Talks for Jurnee Smollett Action Vehicle Fuel

    Amazon In Talks for Jurnee Smollett Action Vehicle Fuel

    Amazon in talks for Jurnee Smollett action vehicle Fuel

    Fresh off working together on HBO’s acclaimed adaptation of  Lovecraft Country , star Jurnee Smollett and executive producer Misha Green are reuniting for an action vehicle  Fuel with Amazon Studios currently in foretells find the pitch in a heated bidding war, in accordance with Deadline.

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    The film, that is being penned by Kat Wood ( Diplomatic Courier, Envoy ), will focus on a wheel woman, today’s undertake a familiar character, and is referred to as “ an action-packed female empowerment story which will subvert the partnership between cars and masculinity ” and can start to see the heroine coerced into doing work for a criminal and breaking all of the rules she lay out for herself.

    Smollett, coming off the well-received DC Extended Universe ensemble pic&nbsp also; Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of 1 Harley Quinn) , happens to be set to star in the film and produce alongside Green while Wood is mounted on executive produce the project, without director mounted on the project. Furthermore to  Lovecraft , Green and Smollett done together on the acclaimed WGN America series&nbsp previously; Underground , which ran for just two seasons.

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    Fuel  marks the most recent venture in to the film world for Green after over ten years employed in television, including her recent signing to write and direct the Alicia Vikander-led  Tomb Raider  sequel at MGM in Green’s feature directorial penning and debut and producing  MOM , acquired by Netflix in a similarly-competitive bidding battle recently, and Warner Bros. revival of  Cleopatra Jones .

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