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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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    Bill & Ted Face the Music Earned Around $32 Million from PVOD Release

    Bill & Ted Face the Music Earned Around $32 Million from PVOD Release Deadline is reporting that Orion Pictures’ Bill & Ted Face the Music releasing on PVOD earned the film around $32 million. The movie had a limited opening theatrically after booking 1,007 theaters since its August 28 release and has garnered $3.3 million at the domestic box office. The budget for the film is estimated at $25 million, according to the outlet. The third installment in the popular franchise will arrive on Digital on October 20 and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 10 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. You can pre-order your Blu-ray copy here or rent/purchase the film here! RELATED: Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-ray & DVD Details Revealed! In Bill & Ted Face the Music, the stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey! Joining Winter and Reeves are Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. The film also features Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4), Holland Taylor (Gloria Bell), Kid Cudi, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, and Beck Bennet. William Sadler also reprised his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr. Newcomer. RELATED: CS Interview: William Sadler Talks Death in Bill & Ted Face the Music Bill & Ted Face the Music was directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.

    Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-Ray & DVD Details Revealed!

    Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-Ray & DVD Details Revealed! Orion Pictures’ Bill & Ted Face the Music, directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, is heading to Digital on October 20 and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on November 10 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. You can pre-order your Blu-ray copy here or rent/purchase the film here! You can check out the Blu-ray cover art in the gallery as well as the special features you can expect below! RELATED: CS Interview: William Sadler Talks Death in Bill & Ted Face the Music In Bill & Ted Face the Music, the stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey! Joining Winter and Reeves are Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. The film also features Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4), Holland Taylor (Gloria Bell), Kid Cudi, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, and Beck Bennet. William Sadler also reprised his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr. Newcomer. RELATED: Exclusive: Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon on Their Bill & Ted 3 Cameos! The Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-ray contains the following special features: The Official Bill & Ted Face The Music Panel at [email protected] Be Excellent to Each Other A Most Triumphant Duo Death’s Crib Social Piece (Excellence) The Bill & Ted Face the Music DVD contains the following special features: Be Excellent to Each Other

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