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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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    HBO’s The Undoing Trailer: Dark Deeds CAN’T BE Concealed

    HBO’s The Undoing Trailer: Dark Deeds Cannot Be Concealed HBO has released the official The Undoing trailer for the upcoming limited series starring Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Hugh Grant (The Gentlemen). Premiering on October 25 on HBO and HBO Max, you can watch the official trailer for the limited series now in the player below! RELATED: HBO Debuts New Teaser for Limited Series The Undoing The Undoing will follow the story of married couple Grace and Jonathan Fraser, who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family. Pick up a copy of the book by Jean Hanff Korelitz here! The limited series will be led by Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman (The Hours) as Grace, Golden Globe winner Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Jonathan and Emmy winner Donald Sutherland as Franklin Renner. It will also feature Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place, Honey Boy) as Henry, Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) as Detective Joe Mendoza, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Sylvia, Noma Dumezweni as Haley and Fala Chen as Jolene. RELATED: House of the Dragon: Game of Thrones Prequel Eyeing 2022 Debut The Undoing is directed by Golden Globe and Emmy-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) from a script adapted by David E. Kelley. This project will be Kidman’s second collaboration with Kelley and HBO, who have worked together on the award-winning series Big Little Lies. Bier will also serve as a showrunner and executive producer along with Kelley. Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas are also set as executive producers.

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