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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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    John Cena & Idris Elba Reteaming for Head of State at Amazon Studios

    John Cena & Idris Elba reteaming for Head of State at Amazon Studios As audiences await to see the duo team up for James Gunn’s highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad, John Cena (F9) and Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw) have already set their next project with the action project Head of State, which has just been acquired by Amazon Studios, according to Deadline. RELATED: Peacemaker: The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series Coming to HBO Max! While plot details are currently being kept under wraps for the project, it’s being described as a being akin to the “two-hander, high-octane” action movies of the ’90s such as Air Force One and even Elba’s Fast and Furious spin-off, pairing “an odd couple in a high-stakes situation.” The duo pitched the project to Amazon Studios over Zoom alongside screenwriter Harrison Query (My Wife & I Bought a Ranch) and producers Peter Safran and John Rickard of The Safran Company, with the actors currently finalizing their deals in a reported six-to-seven figure deal for Query. The group were reportedly halted during their presentation as the studio wanted to quickly grab the project before they could pitch it to other studios. Following the conclusion of shooting on Gunn’s DC Extended Universe sequel, of which he was also a producer, Safran noticed a real chemistry between Cena and Elba and began working with the two to capitalize on their momentum and find a vehicle for them to lead together. RELATED: Beast: Idris Elba to Star in Universal’s Survival Thriller Helmed by Baltasar Kormákur The group subsequently turned to up-and-coming writer Query, who made a large deal with Netflix in July for a film adaptation of his Reddit six-part horror short story My Wife & I Bought a Ranch, which he is developing with his brother Matt and producer Scott Glassgold. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

    Beast: Idris Elba to Star in Universal’s Survival Thriller Helmed by Baltasar Kormákur

    Beast: Idris Elba to Star in Universal’s Survival Thriller Helmed by Baltasar Kormákur Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation, Thor: Ragnarok) is set to star in Beast, an upcoming survival thriller from Universal Pictures with Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, The Deep, Jar City) attached to direct, according to Deadline. RELATED: Universal Enters First-Look Partnership With LeBron James’ SpringHill Company Based on an original idea by Jaime Primak-Sullivan, the screenplay will be written by Ryan Engle (Rampage, The Commuter, Non-Stop). Plot details for Beast are minimal besides it being in the vein of 2016’s The Shallows, but instead of sharks, a lion will apparently “be involved as the central antagonist.” Will Packer and James Lopez will serve as producers through their Will Packer Productions banner. Kormákur will produce via his RVK Studios with Primak-Sullivan executive producing. Matt Reilly, Universal’s Executive Vice President of Production, along with Creative Executive Tony Ducret will oversee the feature on behalf of the studio. RELATED: David Leitch to Helm Stuntman Drama Starring Ryan Gosling for Universal Beast will mark the second project between Packer, Lopez, Primak-Sullivan, and Engle after the group collaborated on the 2018 Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union and directed by James McTeigue from a script written by Engle from a story by Primak-Sullivan.

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