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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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    The inventor of the cassette tape has died

    Lou Ottens, the former Philips engineer who gave the global world its first compact cassette tape, has passed on. In accordance with Dutch news outlet NRC Handelsblad , Ottens was 94 when he died on March 6th.

    Ottens started focus on the cassette tape in the first 1960s. Just how NPR tells the story, he wished to develop a method for people to pay attention to music that has been affordable and available in just how that large reel-to-reel tapes at that time weren’t. So he first created a wooden prototype which could easily fit into his pocket to greatly help guide the project. He also worked to convince Philips to license his invention to other manufacturers free of charge. Philips continued to introduce the initial “compact cassette” in 1963, and the others, as the saying goes, is history. But that wasn’t the finish of Ottens’ career. He continued to greatly help Sony and Philips develop the compact disk.

    It’s difficult to overstate the significance of cassette tapes to music culture. We wouldn’t have mixtapes and playlists without them. Also, they allowed visitors to listen to a common albums and songs on the run. No input or ads from the radio DJ. That’s a thing that has arrived at define how people enjoy music since. And for several of these flaws, recently, cassette tapes have enjoyed something of a resurgence in popularity. In 2016, sales of the format increased by 74 percent. 2 yrs later, they grew another 23 percent with help from the soundtracks of Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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