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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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    J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius Trailer Revealed!

    J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius trailer revealed! Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment have debuted the first trailer for the forthcoming documentary J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius exploring the iconic figurehead of the parody religion and the movement behind it. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Whose Vote Counts, Explained Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Netflix Docuseries What started out as an inside joke amongst two self-proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas soon becomes much more than they bargained for when they decide to turn their conservative southern ideology on its head and invent a new religion all their own in J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius From Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment comes the story of a church that’s called “the most aggressively preposterous theology the world has ever known!” But what is the Church? Filmmaker Sandy K. Boone explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged – to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it – except, maybe, poke fun at it all. RELATED: David Byrne’s American Utopia Trailer Debuts Ahead of HBO Max Premiere Directed by Sandy K. Boone, and written by Sandy K. Boone and Jason Wehling, the film features appearances from Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused), Penn Jillette and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics) J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius is set to hit virtual theaters on October 16 followed by a digital and video on demand release on October 20. 

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