Netflix announces live-action Gundam movie with Kong: Skull Island director

Netflix and Legendary are establishing a live-action motion picture based upon the Gundam franchise, with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) and comics author Brian K. Vaughan (Legend, Y: The Last Male) on board to adjust. Netflix revealed the task Monday, however stated that the story for the live-action Gundam movie is being kept under covers.

Gundam is the long-running multimedia mech science fiction home developed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and animation studio Daybreak in 1979. The series, which started with Mobile Match Gundam, has actually considering that generated lots of follow up and spinoff animated series, manga, computer game, toys, and design packages, and it stays exceptionally popular to this day. The initial Mobile Match Gundam is now streaming on Crunchyroll.

The story of Gundam is embeded in the futuristic Universal Century, in which humankind has actually grown beyond the sustainability of Earth and looks for colonization in deep area. Dispute in between independent colonists and the population of Earth is at the heart of Gundam’s numerous fights, which are combated utilizing huge mecha called Mobile Fits. Gundam is credited with growing the huge robotic anime category, and for informing a broad variety of human stories of love, war, and military sci-fi drama over 4 years.

Vaughan’s participation in the task was revealed in 2019, and his own series, Y: The Last Male, is being established for tv by FX for Hulu. Vogt-Roberts is likewise connected to direct the adjustment of another huge mech franchise: Metal Equipment Strong starring Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake.

A release date for Netflix’s Gundam was not revealed.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.