Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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.

    Latest Posts

    Blu-ray & DVD Details Announced for Oscar Nominee Minari!

    Blu-ray & DVD Details Announced for Oscar Nominee Minari!

    Blu-ray & DVD details announced for Oscar nominee Minari!

    Because the film gears up because of its turn at the Academy Awards and hopes of taking home some golden statues, A24 and lionsgate have unveiled the Blu-ray, DVD and digital release details and date for the six-time Oscar-nominated drama  Minari ! The film will hit shelves on DVD and Blu-ray on, may 18!

    RELATED: The 2021 Academy Awards Nominations Revealed!

    Blu-ray/DVD Special Features:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Sowing Seeds: Making  Minari
    • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung and Actress Yuh-jung Youn

    Just click here to pre-order you Blu-ray or DVD copy of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated drama!tender and sweeping story in what roots us

    A,  Minari  follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm searching for their very own American Dream. The household home changes with the arrival of these sly completely, foul-mouthed, but loving grandmother incredibly. Amidst the challenges and instability of the new life in the rugged Ozarks,  Minari  shows the undeniable resilience of family and why is a house really.

    Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung ( Your Name ), the cast for the film includes Steven Yeun ( Invincible, The Walking Dead, Burning ), Yeri Han ( My Unfamiliar Family, Worst Woman ), Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Yuh-jung Youn ( Sense8, The Bacchus Lady, Beasts Clawing at Straws ) and can Patton ( Halloween, Falling Skies, Swamp Thing ).

    RELATED: Minari: Steven Yeun-Led Acclaimed Drama Sets VOD Release Date

    Holding its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival,  Minari  received rave reviews from critics right from the gate and continued to take action at many other festivals and upon its wide release and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best LANGUAGE Film and contains been nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best best and Director Original Screenplay for Chung, Best Actor for Yeun, Best Supporting Actress for Youn and Best Original Score for Emile Mosseri ( Kajillionaire ).

    Latest Posts

    Don't Miss

    Get notified on updates    OK No thanks