A live-action GUNDAM film is coming to Netflix and will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been set to direct and produce Legendary’s first-ever live-action feature film version of Sunrise’s GUNDAM for Netflix. VPreviously Vogt-Roberts collaborated with Legendary to direct the 2017’s KONG: SKULL ISLAND making more than $566 million at the worldwide box office.
Gundam, the massively popular Mecha anime and science fiction media franchise is Sunrise’s multi-billion-dollar property.
The creation of Gudnam was in 1979 and 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.
The story for the live-action film version of Gundam is under wraps.
The original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century. It is an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. 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, the maturation of the main character and 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 and the famous Gundam battles. The characters operate robot suits called Mobile Suits.
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