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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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    Apple rejected Parler's latest try to arrived at the App Store back

    It appears like Parler’s App Store exile will continue. Bloomberg reports that Apple recently rejected the app’s bid to obtain back onto iPhones, citing objectionable content “highly.”

    in January

    Apple had originally kicked Parler from the App Store, following the riots at the U shortly.S Capitol. Apple said at that time that the app had a need to improve its content moderation and create a bigger effort to help keep dangerous and hateful content off its platform. The business said the suspension will be set up “until we receive an update that’s compliant with the App Store Review Guidelines and you also have demonstrated your capability to effectively moderate and filter the dangerous and harmful content on your own service.”

    In accordance with Bloomberg , Apple rejected Parler’s latest bid to rejoin the App Store late last month. Apple reportedly told Parler that the most recent iteration of its policies weren’t “sufficient to adhere to App Store Review guidelines.”

    At issue isn’t Parler’s policies just, but the proven fact that the app continues to be filled with the type of “highly objectionable content” Apple wanted it to handle. ““n fact, simple searches reveal objectionable content highly, including identified offensive uses of derogatory terms regarding race easily, religion and sexual orientation, along with Nazi symbols,” Apple told Parler.

    Parler didn’t immediately react to a obtain comment, but delivered an extended statement later, reiterating its mission “to supply a welcoming, nonpartisan social media marketing platform that allows users to exercise their freedoms of speech, thought, and association, while respecting their privacy.” 

    In accordance with Parler, “We’ve since engaged Apple showing them how we’ve incorporated a variety of algorithmic filters and human review to detect and remove content that threatens or incites violence. We’ve also explained our new feature which empowers individual users with the choice to filter personal attacks predicated on immutable and irrelevant characteristics such as for example race, sex, sexual orientation, or religion…. Parler expects and hopes to help keep dealing with Apple to come back to the App Store.”

    The “free speech” app continues to be looking for a path forward after being kicked out of Apple and Google’s app stores and being take off from Amazon Web Services. Parler’s website is back ready to go now, but its future remains uncertain. In February ceo John Matze was fired, and Bloomberg now reports seven other staffers, including all its iOS developers, were let go also.

    Update 3/11/21 8:45AM ET: Added Parler’s reaction to Apple’s decision.

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