Legendary’s upcoming mecha movie Gundam is heading to streaming at Netflix
Related to one of the articles in Theverge the streamer announced on Monday and is confirmed on Netflix’s official Twitter account.
Famed comic book writer Brian K. Vaughan (“Y: The Last Man”) is tasked in writing the screenplay of the live-action adaptation and will definitely be the executive producer. Famous and elite personalities will also join hand in hand in order for the project to come to its fulfillment such as the legendary’s Cale Boyter who is overseeing the project, along with Sunrise, the Japanese animation studio behind the “Gundam” franchise. Legendary will distribute the film theatrically in the entire country of China and will surely take a blockbuster hit.
Mobile Suit Gundam? When?
There is no word on what the story will be for the film, and it gives more excitement to the Gundam fanatics but there certainly is a wealth of material to choose from. First aired in 1979 as a famous TV series from Yoshiyuki Tomino, the “Mobile Suit Gundam” initially struggled to gain an audience, but then grew in in terms of popularity throughout the year 1980s due to a wide proliferation of adaptations across animated feature films, novels, manga, toys, notebooks, models, and video games.
The original animated series of Gundam is set in the distant future in what is known as the Universal Century, as human colonies in space fight for love, peace and to protect the Earth. The battles are fought largely through giant robots called Mobile Suits and are being piloted by a human. This helped to popularize the wider genre of full action mecha anime.
Where to watch Gundam?
Vogt-Roberts also launched his feature in terms of directing career with the 2013 indie “The Kings of Summer,” which then he parlayed into directing the movie “Kong: Skull Island” for Warner Bros. and Legendary. The film grossed over US$168 million domestically, and gained as much as US$566.7 million worldwide.
The filmmaker is also developing an adaptation of the popular video game franchise “Metal Gear Solid” for Sony Pictures, with Oscar Isaac attached to star, but it’s looking like “Gundam” is on track to start shooting first.
Vogt-Roberts is represented by UTA, Tom Lassally at 3 Arts Entertainment, and attorneys Andy Galker and Allan Wertheimer at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris.
Rumors are finally answered as Roberts was chosen to direct the said anime. Gundam anime fans are definitely excited to see it air with new graphics and stories. While it’s not yet released, movie enthusiasts can still enjoy watching different movies on Netflix. In order to enjoy your full viewing experience and updates on Netflix, watch the latest news on a good monitor such as Apple TV 4K HD 32GB or Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 12.9in Tablet (Renewed).