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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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    Scare Me Interviews With Aya Cash & Chris Redd

    CS Video: Scare Me Interviews With Aya Cash & Chris Redd Ahead of the film’s debut on Shudder, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with stars Aya Cash (The Boys) and Chris Redd (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) to discuss Josh Ruben’s horror-comedy Scare Me. Our interviews can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Scare Me Review: A Brilliant New Take on the Horror Anthology Genre In Scare Me, Fred, a frustrated copywriter, checks into a winter cabin to start his first novel. While jogging in the nearby woods, he meets Fanny, a successful and smug young horror author who fuels his insecurities. During a power outage, Fanny challenges Fred to tell a scary story. As a storm sets in, they pass the time spinning spooky tales fueled by the tensions between them, and Fred is forced to confront his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller. The stakes are raised when they’re visited by a horror fan who delivers levity (and a pizza) to the proceedings. Click here to rent Scare Me! This film marks the feature directorial debut of Josh Ruben (College Humor), who is also starring alongside Aya Cash (You’re The Worst, The Boys) and Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live). It is written and produced by Ruben with Alex Bach, and Daniel also set as producers. RELATED: Docuseries Cursed Films Renewed for Second Season at Shudder Scare Me is now available to stream on Shudder!

    Exclusive: Aya Cash Teases What’s ahead in Season 2 of The Boys

    Exclusive: Aya Cash teases what’s to come in season 2 of The Boys While chatting with the You’re the Worst alum for her role in the upcoming horror-comedy Scare Me, ComingSoon.net got to explore The Boys‘ second season a bit deeper with Aya Cash as well as what’s to come from her chilling villain Stormfront! RELATED: Amazon Orders Spin-Off of Superhero Hit The Boys! With six of the eight episodes currently airing and audiences finally starting to see Stormfront’s true colors, Cash feels “grateful” that the season is far enough along that she can finally exhale and talk a bit more about the secretive nature behind her menacing character. “At the beginning in the first three episodes, the cliffhanger is very intense and the switch feels so drastic and is so disgusting and upsetting who she actually is that I’m glad we’re a little further past that so we can have better conversations around it,” Cash expressed. “I’m really looking forward to it all being out so that we can talk about it, because there are Stormfronts in this world, there is a literal Stormfront in this world, and I do think the conversations need to be had around it, so I’m looking to not having partial conversations but being able to look at it fully.” In addition to the introduction of her character, one of the major changes coming in to the second season has been the decision to release the episodes in a weekly format rather than the typical streaming plan of debuting it all at once and it has split audiences, with some arguing decrying their inability to binge it all at once while others are showing appreciation for being left wanting more. Though she also finds herself going “back and forth,” Cash ultimately sees the better in the model as outweighing some of the bad. “With those first three episodes coming out and the cliffhanger everyone’s going, ‘What?!’ and having to sit with it for a week, but that’s also a good thing because we should be thinking about these things quicker than the passing moment,” Cash stated. “I think what this season is trying to deal with, in terms of white supremacy, is not a conversation you should think about for a weekend after you binge, it’s something you should be continuing to have. Obviously The Boys is not the only conversation about this happening right now, but it’s helpful to have time to have that discussion. As an actor, it was really hard because I want to answer all the questions, I want to say, ‘Don’t worry, this will happen’ or ‘This is going to explain this,’ she is a bad guy, this is not us saying, ‘Whoops she said something stupid,’ this was done with intention. I think a little time is nice in this rapid-fire time and because of the pandemic and the way people are watching, let’s draw it out a little bit so that people can enjoy it for a longer time.” Click here to catch up on the second season of The Boys! Though still having to keep many of the plot details for the remaining two episodes close to the belt, Cash did tease that audiences are in for one specific treat with Stormfront in the coming weeks. “I think you’ll see — there is one of the best fight scenes coming up,” Cash excitedly revealed. “There’s been trailers that have little tiny clips of it so that’s not a spoiler, but there’s a huge fight coming to Stormfront.” In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia. The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame. RELATED: Shawn Ashmore Offers First Look at The Boys’ Lamplighter The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. Season 1 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, with the first six episodes available to stream now! Scare Me is set to debut on Shudder on October 1!

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