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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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    The Saturday Night Live Season 46 Opener chris Rock to Host

    Chris Rock to Host the Saturday Night Live Season 46 Opener Chris Rock (Fargo) is set to host Saturday Night Live’s Season 46 opener on October 3, marking the Emmy winner’s third appearance as host for the late-night show (via Variety). Megan Thee Stallion will also make her debut as the Saturday Night Live musical guest for the first episode of the season. RELATED: Jim Carrey to Take Over the Role of Joe Biden in SNL Season 46 It was recently announced that Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey (Kidding, Man on the Moon, The Truman Show) is taking over the role of Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden on Season 46, succeeding Jason Sudeikis. Alec Baldwin will also return to SNL as Donald Trump with Maya Rudolph once again set to play Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris. Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson, and Andrew Dismukes were also added as three new featured players to the cast for the upcoming season. RELATED: Saturday Night Live Returning to Studio 8H in October For Season 46 Season 46 of Saturday Night Live will premiere on Saturday, October 3 on NBC after making its return to Studio 8H with a “limited in-studio audience.” Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway video and is created and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

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