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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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    Exclusive Arlo the Alligator Boy Clip From Netflix Animated Musical

    Exclusive Arlo the Alligator Boy clip from Netflix animated musicalAs the film gears up for its debut on the streaming platform on Friday, Netflix has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive clip from the animated family musical adventure Arlo the Alligator Boy, seeing the titular aspiring musician saved by his new human friend Bertie. The exclusive clip can be viewed in the player below!RELATED: Yasuke Teaser: LaKeith Stanfield is a Samurai in Netflix Anime SeriesDirected by Ryan Crego in his feature debut on a script from he and Clay Senechal, the film focuses on Arlo, a wide-eyed boy who is half human and half alligator that learns he is from New York and decides to leave his sheltered life in the swamp in search for his long-lost father. Arlo’s journey will see him meet a group of misfits that quickly become his new family, with the story eventually carrying over into the half-hour series I ♥ Arlo as he and his newfound crew set up shop in an abandoned seaside neighborhood and bring it back to life.The cast for the film includes Micheal J. Woodward as Arlo alongside Mary Lambert as Bertie, Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Alia, Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye) as Furlecia, Brett Gelman (Without Remorse) as Marcellus, Tony Hale (Harley Quinn) as Teeny Tiny Tony, Flea (Baby Driver) as Ruff, Annie Potts (Young Sheldon) as Edmée, Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls) as Stucky and Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Ansel.RELATED: Exclusive Trailer for Star-Studded Horror-Comedy Too Late!Arlo the Alligator Boy is set to hit Netflix on Friday while the 20-episode I ♥ Arlo will debut sometime later this year.

    Exclusive Honest Thief Clip Featuring Liam Neeson & Jeffrey Donovan!

    Exclusive Honest Thief clip featuring Liam Neeson & Jeffrey Donovan! Ahead of the action-thriller’s theatrical debut, ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from Honest Thief featuring Liam Neeson (Cold Pursuit) and Jeffrey Donovan (Villains) as they teases what’s coming next for the action star’s wronged robber. The clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Honest Thief Trailer: Liam Neeson is Fighting For a Second Chance Written by Steve Allrich (The Canyon) and directed by Mark Williams, the co-creator of the hit Netflix crime thriller Ozark, Honest Thief will follow a bank robber (Neeson) who after attempting to turn himself in after falling in love with an employee from where his loot is stashed must deal with the complications that arise when his case is taken on by corrupt FBI agents, played by Jai Courtney and Anthony Ramos. In addition to Neeson in the lead role, the cast for the film features Courtney (The Suicide Squad), Kate Walsh (The Umbrella Academy), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Jeffrey Donovan (Lucy in the Sky), Ramos (In The Heights) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton). Williams produced Honest Thief alongside Tai Duncan, Stephen Emery and Myles Nestel of Solution Entertainment Group, which sold the international rights to the film to Briarcliff and Open Road in June. RELATED: Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos Joins Liam Neeson in Honest Thief Neeson has found large success in recent years in the action genre, starring in the fan-favorite Taken trilogy and starring in this year’s box-office hit The Commuter, the fourth collaboration between him and director Jaume Collet-Serra. The 66-year-old actor will next be seen in the upcoming comedy Made in Italy, the directorial debut of James D’Arcy (Avengers: Endgame), which is scheduled for an August 7 release. Honest Thief is set to hit theaters on October 16.

    Exclusive The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw Clip Teases Witches’ Ritual

    Exclusive The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw clip teases witches’ ritual As the time quickly approaches for the release of the festival horror hit, ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw, which is set to hit select theaters later this week! The clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Exclusive The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw Trailer! The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering mother, who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village. Following an ominous encounter between Agatha and a grieving townsman, and a rare sighting of Audrey by a local, Agatha’s authority crumbles as Audrey asserts her dominance. Meanwhile, hysteria mounts within the community as a mysterious pestilence spreads throughout the fields and livestock, yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. The cast for the film includes Catherine Walker (A Dark Song), Jared Abrahamson (Travelers), Hannah Emily Anderson (The Purge), Geraldine O’Rawe (Seven & Me), Don McKellar (Sensitive Skin), Sean McGinley (The Alienist: Angel of Darkness) and Jessica Reynolds in her feature acting debut in the titular role. The film is written and directed by Thomas Robert Lee, with Gianna Isabella producing while Lee executive produces alongside Marie-Claude Poulin, James Mahoney, Bill Marks, Diwya Shahani, George Mihalka, Susan Curran, Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson. Nick Thomas acts as cinematographer for the film while Ben Lee Allen is editor and Thilo Schaller and Bryan Buss compose the music for the pic. “I wanted to tell a story about legacy, and to specifically explore it within the context of a folk horror narrative,” Lee said in a statement. “The community grows increasingly desperate as their given circumstances grow dire. In reality, the pandemic appears to have amplified hatred and xenophobia, or at least the voices of those spewing hate speech. Obviously there is a world of difference between my screenplay and the very real ramifications of the pandemic, but the similarities, however surface-level they may be, have certainly been on my mind these past months.” RELATED: Freaky Trailer: Kathryn Newton Swaps Bodies With a Serial Killer The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is set to hit select theaters on October 2 followed by a VOD and digital platform release on October 6!

    Exclusive To Your Last Death Clip Teases Mind-Bending Animated Horror

    Exclusive To Your Last Death clip teases mind-bending animated horror Ahead of the film’s Blu-ray debut early next month, ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from the ensemble animated horror pic To Your Last Death teasing the mind-bending terrors Dani Lennon’s Miriam faces in the film. The exclusive clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Official Trailer & Poster for The Wolf of Snow Hollow Revealed After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father’s blood lust and the Gamemaster’s ever-changing rules to save her siblings as she relives the worst night of her life. The film is directed by Jason Axinn on a script from Jim Cirile and Tanya Klein and features an ensemble cast that is led by Morena Baccarin (Gotham, Deadpool) and also features William Shatner (Star Trek), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Jeepers Creepers 2) and Bill Moseley (3 From Hell). Click here to pre-order your Blu-ray copy of the ensemble animated horror hit! “The rules are never what you think in To Your Last Death – it’s bloody, it’s gory, but it’s also filled with twists I never saw coming,” Moseley said about the film. To Your Last Death had its world premiere at the Arrow Video FrightFest in London, beginning a global tour of critical and audience acclaim and has taken home over twenty awards to date including Best Film at the Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest and Horror Avenue Film Festival, Best Horror Film at Vidi Space Film Festival, Bloodstained Indie Film Fest and the Big Apple Film Festival, Best Supporting Actor (Wise), Best Villain and Best Writing at Hexploitation, Fearmaker of the Year at Spooky Empire, and Best Feature Screenplay and Best Sound at FilmQuest. It was also nominated for Best Feature at the Pasadena International Film Festival in addition to Best Feature, Best Director and Best First-time Filmmaker at HorrorHound. RELATED: Shudder Orders Animated Creepshow Special With Sutherland & King! To Your Last Death first hit digital and video platforms on March 17 and is set to hit shelves on Blu-ray on October 6!

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