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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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    Monster Hunter Rise Ships 5 Million Units Worldwide [UPDATE]

    Update 4/5/2021: Sales of Monster Hunter Rise continue steadily to, well, Rise. Capcom announced that the overall game has surpassed 5 million units sold now. That’s an extraordinary feat trained with was under a week ago that people reported the overall game hitting the 4 million mark (posted below). Who have thought a new entry in an exceedingly popular series released exclusively on an extremely popular platform would perform so well so quickly? Everyone probably, but kudos to Capcom regardless. 

    Original Story: Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Rise has shipped over 4 million copies worldwide. The most recent addition to the franchise can be acquired exclusively on the Nintendo Switch currently. It appears like the series is well-established and embraced in the mainstream gaming reality now, compared as its perhaps more niche inclusion in circles years back since it lived on handhelds. Seeking to get were only available in Monster Hunter Rise? Have a look at our guide the following.

    “Beyond mounting monsters and utilizing the wirebug to wall-run in spectacular fashion, very little else distinguishes Monster Hunter Rise from the installments that came before. It has enough endgame content to help keep you occupied long following the credits roll (if you don’t mind copious levels of grinding) and multiplayer continues to be the optimal solution to play, however the excitement of my early hunts waned a long time before,” says Game Informer’s Jason Guisao inside our review. “Monster Hunter Rise is definately not being another definitive chapter in the series. Nevertheless, if you’re searching for a polished-but-conventional adventure with several small-scale nuances, you’ll be right in the home in Kamura Village then.” Monster Hunter Rise scored a 7.75 because the latest installment.

    Monster Hunter Rise adds to the continually iterated upon monster slaying formula with big traversal and mobility options with the wirebug and new friends to trust. Namely, players can ride round the vast areas on the new dog friends, the palamutes. Palamutes join the palicoes as another friendly companion that players depend on for assistance both outside and inside of combat. Some monsters which were absent in Monster Hunter: World make triumphant returns on Monster Hunter Rise, like the bizarre and unsettling Khezu vaguely.

    Monster Hunter isn’t done for the entire year either, as Monster Hunter Stories 2 is slated to land come early july. As the Stories brand plays differently compared to the core titles quite, it’s just one more way to obtain the brand on the market using its iconic creatures on the market to a complete new audience. You can browse the Game Informer overview of the initial Monster Hunter Stories game here. Oh, this season there was a good Monster Hunter movie. Everything is approaching Monster Hunter!

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