Netflix to Stream Live-Action Gundam Film

Live-action version “Mobile Suit Gundam” will be produced and distributed on Netflix

Jordan Vogt-Roberts To Direct Live-Action Film Adaptation Based On Iconic Gundam Universe

Netflix to Stream Live-Action Gundam Film; Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Direct

Brian K. Vaughan to write script for Sunrise, Legendary’s movie

Netflix announced on Twitter that it will stream Sunrise and Legendary Pictures’ live-action Hollywood Gundam film, and that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) will direct and produce the film.
Comic book author Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways) will write the script and serve as an executive producer for the film.
Legendary’s executive vice president of production Cale Boyter (Pokémon Detective Pikachu producer) will oversee the project. Boyter appeared with Bandai Namco Holdings president and representative director Mitsuaki Taguchi at Anime Expo in July 2018 to announce the adaptation. Robert Napton, former Bandai Entertainment Director of Marketing and Legendary Comics’ current Senior Vice President of Publishing, moderated the panel segment about the live-action film project.
Napton and Sunrise Executive Expert for film production Ken Iyadomi revealed at a talk at a Project Anime industry presentation in March 2019, that the Gundam Unicorn’s cameo in Pacific Rim: Uprising helped create the relationships between Sunrise and Legendary Pictures, and set the scene for talks about a Gundam film project. Iyadomi said that although contacting the right people for the deal was difficult, the CEO of Sunrise was very easy to convince. Another factor that made the negotiations easier was that Legendary had less people, so decisions could be made quicker.
The “Gundam Franchise’s New Work Unveiling” event in April 2018 had listed a tentatively titled Mobile Suit Gundam UC2 (Kidō Senshi Gundam UC2) project that would have an “overseas drama” format. The listing said the project takes place in Universal Calendar 0104 and would launch in 2022. After showing the listing at the April 2018 event, the Sunrise Studio’s emcee and one of the event’s guests, Gundam Unicorn novelist Harutoshi Fukui, quickly told the audience to “pretend you didn’t see that” visual.
Source: NX on Netflix’s Twitter account


* 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.
* Brian K. Vaughan is penning the script, as well as executive producing the project with Cale Boyter overseeing on behalf of Legendary with the Sunrise creative team.
* The massively popular Mecha anime and science fiction media franchise is Sunrise’s multi-billion-dollar property that was created in 1979 and has spawned a multi-platform universe encompassing televised anime, manga, animated films, video games, plastic models, toys, and novels among other media. Gundam continues to dominate Bandai Namco’s earnings almost forty years after its inception.
* The story for the live-action film version of Gundam is being kept under wraps but the original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy, and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character, but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted. The battles in the story, in which the characters pilot robots known as mobile suits, are wildly popular. The Gundam universe is replete with numerous story lines of love and conflict along with the popular Gundam battles, in which the characters operate robot suits called Mobile Suits.
* Vogt-Roberts previously collaborated with Legendary to direct the certified fresh 2017’s KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which went on to make more than $566 million at the worldwide box office. 
* Legendary will distribute the film theatrically in China.

ジョーダンヴォートロバーツは、レジェンダリー初のライブアクション長編映画版のサンライズのGUNDAM forNetflixを監督および制作する予定です。



ガンダムの実写映画版のストーリーは覆い隠 されていますが、オリジナルのガンダムシリーズは、人口の増加によって人々が宇宙移民に移住するようになった宇宙世紀を舞台にしています。やがて、植民地に住む人々は自治を求め、地球に住む人々に対して独立戦争を開始します。この人間の葛藤から生じる悲劇と不和を通して、主人公の成熟だけでなく、敵と周囲の人々の意図も敏感に描かれています。キャラクターがモビルスーツと呼ばれるロボットを操縦するというストーリーの戦いは、非常に人気があります。ガンダムの世界は、人気のガンダムの戦いに加えて、愛と葛藤の数々のストーリーラインでいっぱいです、

Vogt-Robertsは以前、Legendaryと協力して、認定された新鮮な2017年のKONG:SKULL ISLANDを監督し、世界中の興行収入で5億6600万ドル以上を稼ぎました。