KONG: SKULL ISLAND Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts To Helm Live-Action GUNDAM Movie For Netflix
Fans have been hoping to see a live-action take on the popular Gundam anime series for many years, and the Legendary Pictures project we first heard about back in 2018 has now landed at Netflix...
We found out that a live-action Gundam movie was in development during the Anime Expo all the way back in 2018, and there's finally been some movement on the project.
THR reports that the Gundam movie has landed at Netflix, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) attached to direct.
Gundam, which is generally credited with popularizing the giant robot genre all the way back in 1979, is set in the Universal Century, "an era in which people have emigrated to space colonies because of a growing population on Earth. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy and launch a war of independence against the people on Earth. Battles are fought by piloting robots known as mobile suits."
Legendary Pictures will partner with Sunrise to produce the adaptation, which has Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Saga) on board as screenwriter. Vaughan will also executive produce along with Cale Boyter, who will oversee the project on behalf of Legendary and Sunrise.
Legendary already has the Pacific Rim franchise, but with no word on a third movie, it looks like the studio may have moved on and would rather take a crack at the classic Mech anime series that directly inspired those giant robot/monster mashes.
No release or production start date for Gundam has been announced.