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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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    PS5 named official console of the NBA 2K League

    We have been excited to announce a fresh partnership with the NBA 2K League which makes PS5 the state console of the NBA 2K League. This month and in to the league’s fourth season tipping off this might starting, you will notice all 23 NBA 2K League teams and 138 players in the league compete on PS5 during games and events.

    And the partnership doesn’t stop there! The multiyear cope with the NBA 2K League will provide you with also, our global community of fans, over summer and winter the chance to be a part of online fan tournaments hosted by us, featuring NBA 2K League‑related prizing. 

    We have been pleased to announce that the initial online fan tournament is occurring just in a few days! Starting now, PS5 players located in america can register with net an area within an online Three for several Showdown Qualifier tournament, on Monday taking place, Tuesday april 5 -, April 6*.

    The winner of our online qualifier tournament will continue to compete in a 3-on-3 team with influencers Troydan and PoorBoySin in the next annual NBA 2KL Three for several Showdown competition from Friday, Saturday april 9 -, April 10 at 5:00pm Pacific Time / 8:00pm Eastern Time on the NBA 2K League’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It is a super exciting possibility to be considered a right section of the NBA 2KL Three for several Showdown event, that will feature NBA 2K League players, fans, WNBA players, and social media marketing influencers, all competing in NBA 2K21’s “THE TOWN” game mode for a share of a $25,000 USD prize pool!

    As the PlayStation Three for several Showdown Qualifier online tournament is for PS5 players in the usa only, we’ve plenty of NBA 2K21 online tournaments arriving at PS4 and PS5 soon which is available to our community of fans in regions all over the world. We can’t wait to soon share more with this!

    You can even be prepared to see us collaborating with NBA 2K League on a special custom content series which will run during NBA 2K League broadcasts and on the league’s social and digital channels: Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), TikTok (nba2kleague), Twitch (NBA2KLeague), YouTube (NBA 2K League) and NBA2KLeague.com.

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