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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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    Airbnb CEO says travel will get back to the way it had been before pandemic never.

    Airbnb Chief CEO predicted that travel will never back the way it was before pandemic with people visiting less touristic location and are also spending more time with families and friends. Traditional tourism and touristic locations around the world would significantly be reduced by travellers. Instead, travellers would be visiting smaller communities, domestic touristic sites and many such destinations and also, people will not fly like before for business meetings. Travelers are ‘Yearning to see what has been taken away from them’ said the CEO. Speaking at a conference, Brian Chesky CEO of Airbnb said They’re not yearning to see Times Square. What they are yearning to do is to see their friends and their families they have not seen in a long time.” The startup was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 and its business dropped by 80% in a little over eight weeks. However, as lockdown eased, more travellers opted to book home instead of hotels thus helping Airbnb post a surprise profit and it also gained interest in renting homes away from major cities. The home rental service went public with a huge IPO in December with its shares doubling it’s stock market debut. Add to Bookmarks

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