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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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    Kia showcases the EV6, the initial vehicle predicated on its new electric platform

    Kia has given us a shadowy look at its soon-to-be-launched electric vehicle, the EV6, that is the automaker’s first model in line with the E-GMP platform. The ongoing company has published several teaser photos of the model, so when Autoblog notes, the silhouette is showed by them of a four-door crossover with curved lines and stylized LED lights. Back January kia first teased the EV6, when it revealed its plans to ship seven electric vehicles by 2027 so when it officially dropped “Motors” from its name within its efforts to become company that creates “sustainable mobility options.”

    Kia teases EV6, its first dedicated EV


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    The automaker platform using its part-owner, the Hyundai Motor Group. Far thus, almost all their EVs have been adapter from existing platforms, however the E-GMP shall permit them to build their very own electric models from the bottom up. Vehicles built on the E-GMP will be with the capacity of charging at either 400V or 800V. They have a variety of about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and also charge “80 percent in only 18 minutes” having the ability to add 100 km (62 miles) of driving range in a matter of five minutes to be plugged in. Also, they’ll have bidirectional charging capability, permitting them to draw power from the grid or empty their batteries’ power back again to the grid during peak usage hours. Hyundai’s recently launched Ioniq 5 can be in line with the E-GMP and, with the EV6, is among the 23 upcoming models which will be built together with the platform.

    Along with teasing the EV6, Kia has revealed its new naming scheme for electric vehicles also. Going forward, all of the automaker’s fully electric models begins with the prefix “EV” accompanied by lots that corresponds to the car’s position in the lineup. Autoblog says Kia will launch the EV6 on March 15th, which means you won’t need to wait that long to see what the automobile actually appears like.

    Kia teases EV6, its first dedicated EV


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