Netflix is teaming up to produce the live-action Gundam movie. Yes, you heard me right, Netflix is in conjunction with the Gundam wing masters. They’ve even announced that Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Voigt Roberts is behind the project.
Hold on to your bot Gundam fans because after two years after it was first announced, we have some major updates on the long-gestating live-action Gundam movie!
Gundam Movie: News & Latest Updates
The feature film hails mostly from legendary, which is re-teaming with Roberts after the Kong: Skull Island and box office success of its recent Godzilla versus Kong. So, the last time we have heard of anything about the live-action Gundam movie is that the last man writer Brian K Vaugh is handling the screenplay and executive producing it.
It was announced on 13 April 2024 that Kong: Skull Island will adapt a live-action Gundam movie on Netflix. This pretty exciting news and obviously this is something that we had known was coming but we just didn’t know who was going to be partnering with legendary on this.
A lot of times legendary makes the movies but they partner with a distributor and it’s interesting they went to Netflix. Because this could signal a larger deal between legendary and Netflix. Previously, they tried to get rights to stream Godzilla versus Kong on Netflix before Warner Media shot that idea down and put it on its own streaming service, HBO Max.
Gundam Movie: The Plot
According to the trades, the plot for the Gundam movie is under the wraps but the original franchise for those who don’t know is set in the Universal Century. It is an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies.
Eventually, people living in those colonies seek their autonomy and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. The battles in the story are fought by the characters piloting robots known as mobile Seuss.
The franchise launched with the Gundam anime series mobile suit Gundam way back in 1979. It has been a mainstay in pop culture ever since. In addition, it spawned numerous TV series, novels, manga video games, and the popular plastic model kits based on the different Gundam.
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Getting a live-action Gundam movie for the anime series shows how Hollywood is interested in investing. Also, getting anime and manga properties adapted to the big screen. We also know that Netflix is producing a live-action Cowboy Bebop and we’ve had epic anime series in the past like Death Note.
There’s also a Robotech movie still in the works with director Andy Muschetti involved to do the Flash movie currently.
Gundam: About the Anime
Gundam is widely known as one of the best anime of all time. It is known as one of the longest-running anime series. There have been over 30 seasons so far that have been animated. Recently, there have been a few series streaming on the popular site. So, if you’re a fan and hungry for some more Gundam Wing, you can find it on Netflix.
Set sometime in the distant future, Mobile Suit Gundam follows the story of a galactic war fought between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The two warring factions face off from the decks of massive space ships, planets full of civilians, and most importantly, giant piloted mechs called Gundams.
About The Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Jordan Vogt Roberts’s first feature film as a director was “The Kings of Summer,” which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. He went on to direct Offerman’s feature-length stand-up film “American Ham.”
Vogt-Roberts was a surprise choice when he announced as director of the “King Kong” (2005) prequel “Kong: Skull Island” (2017) starring Tom Hiddleston. Following with the live-action Gundam movie.
Currently, he is working n Metal Gear Solid movie as a director which is in production. As he is friends with Hideo Kojima, a Japanese video game designer & Guillermo del Toro, he is expected to continue to make more anime movies in the future.
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