IN A NUTSHELL:
- Netflix and Legendary will create a live-action Gundam movie;
- Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and Brian K. Vaughan will write it.
Netflix has partnered with Legendary to create a film based on the famous Japanese mecha franchise Gundam (live-action, not animated), known from numerous manga and anime series, movies and games. The work will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (responsible for the successful Kong: Skull Island). The screenwriter will be Brian K. Vaughan (he creates mainly comic books, e.g. Saga or Y: The Last Man, but he was also the main producer and the author of the screenplays for Lost and Under the Dome series).
For now, not much more is known about this mysterious production - Netflix is holding the project under wraps, but some information will surely emerge over time.
Gundam is a brand with very long history (dating back to the late 1970s), featuring a range of different sci-fi stories set in several distinct alternate realities. Each installment follows similar themes, namely war, the human condition and, last but not least, giant robots.
The original TV series, titled Kido Senshi Gundam is widely regarded as one of the most important works in the history of Japanese animation (so much so that the Japanese even created a full-size version of the eponymous suit), and its numerous sequels, spin-offs and remakes have won numerous awards and accolades over the years.
- Netflix - official website