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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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    Atomic Heart Gameplay Compilation Showcases Intense Creepy and Action Open-World

    A compilation of Atomic Heart gameplay trailers showcases visceral combat and some highly-detailed locations that you’ll reach explore. From multi-floored museum-like arenas to lush forests with abandoned structures, Atomic Heart looks to provide blood-pumping action sequences within flashy, bombastic setpieces. 


    Mundfish’s upcoming open-world RPG is defined within an alternate reality where in fact the USSR has made substantial technological advancements that push it decades before any world power. You play as a particular KGB agent named P-3. Armed with a robust collection of firearms and melee weapons, you’ll traverse the many environments to unearth the secrets behind the Soviet Union’s creations while overcoming a bevy of the wild experiments that roam the land. 

    The adversaries shown change from cyborgs (they’re as an interesting cross between your ones in I, Robot and Alien: Isolation) to powerful monsters. There’s that terrifying beast that emerges from the hole in the bottom that P-3 fights at the 5:25 mark, and the sauntering bear-man-thing with the bloody head at the 8:32 mark may be the stuff of literal nightmares. Gameplay-wise, Atomic Heart reminds me of the initial Bioshock game.

    watching the compilation multiple times

    After, I still can’t let you know just what the narrative is focused on beyond what was already provided. And Mundfish’s clips do an excellent job of establishing an odd atmosphere and tone without offering way too many details incredibly. I could say that a lot of what I’ve seen looks downright terrifying and not at all for the faint of heart. 

    A release date for Atomic Heart hasn’t been announced nonetheless it will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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