Netflix is looking to produce a new live-action film adaptation of the fan-favorite Gundam series. The streaming service announced today that Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the project.
Created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise, the Gundam franchise began in 1979 with the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. The show is known for defining the mecha anime genre, and its popularity went on to spawn over 50 shows, films, mangas, and video games.
Grab your Mobile suits! 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.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 12, 2021
Details surrounding the project are limited at this time. Brian K. Vaughan is currently writing the screenplay and is set to serve as executive producer. Cale Boyter will oversee the project for Legendary and original Gundam Studio, Sunrise. Lastly, Jason Young, the director of the original film at Netflix, will also oversee the project.
It is unclear if the film will take place in the same timeline as the original Gundam anime or follow an original story. It is expected that new details about the film’s plot will be released soon.
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