Get ready, pilots – new information about the long awaited live-action film of hit mecha franchise Mobile Suit Gundam is released!
Netflix has announced on their official @NXonNetflix Twitter account that they will stream the upcoming Live-Action Gundam film by Sunrise and Legendary Pictures.
They also announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and produce the said film. Jordan is also the director for “Kong: Skull Island,” another Legendary Pictures collaboration.
Check out the official announcement here!
The Live-Action Gundam film was announced way back in 2018, and we only got a little bit of information back then. Now we finally get to see who will be directing our beloved Mecha franchise!
In addition, it was also said that comic book author Brian K. Vaughan will be writing the script and serve as executive producer for the film. Likewise, Cale Boyter oversees the production on behalf of Legendary, together with the Sunrise creative team.
The story of Mobile Suit Gundam
The story for the live-action film version of Gundam is 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 story lines of love and conflict along with the popular Gundam battles, in which the characters operate robot suits called Mobile Suits. (Description provided by Netflix)
They have yet to set a release date for the live-action adaptation. The movie will released on Netflix soon, so don’t worry, and get ready in your mobile suits because we are finally getting real close to a Gundam Live-Action film!
Source: NX on Netflix Twitter, Press Release
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