A Gundam Live-action movie is in development. The official Next on Netflix Twitter has revealed the streaming is producing a Hollywood movie based on the Mecha series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise. Sunrise and Legendary Pictures will be the studios behind the live-action Hollywood Gundam film. Kong: Skull Island‘s director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and be the film’s producer.
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
A Gundam project tentatively titled Mobile Suit Gundam UC2 (Kidō Senshi Gundam UC2) and described as an “overseas drama” format was first announced at the “Gundam Franchise’s New Work Unveiling” event in April 2018. The Gundam live-action movie was later announced by Bandai Namco Holdings president and representative director, Mitsuaki Taguchi, at Anime Expo in July 2018. Napton and Sunrise Executive Expert for film production Ken Iyadomi revealed the following year at a Project Anime industry presentation that the Gundam Unicorn’s cameo in Pacific Rim: Uprising helped set the project in motion.
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. Mobile Suit Gundam UC2 (Kidō Senshi Gundam UC2) was said to take place in Universal Calendar 0104 and would open in 2022. However, it is unlikely that the Gundam movie will be released in 2022 considering the impact COVID-19 had on most upcoming projects.
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