After a few years since its release, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island director and Legendary Entertainment and is teaming for a live-action Gundam movie at Netflix.
While details related to the project are being kept under wraps, Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Paper Girls, Saga) is writing the script and will serve as executive producer.
The live-action adaptation of the popular anime series will stream on Netflix globally except in China where Legendary will distribute the film. The series was created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise and is described as a:
“Space opera depicting a battle waged between massive mechs and armies of space colonies fighting for independence from Earth.”
Created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise, the franchise features giant robots, or mecha, with the name “Gundam”. The franchise began on April 7, 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam, a TV series that defined the “real robot” mecha anime genre by featuring giant robots called mobile suits (including the original titular mecha) in a militaristic setting. The popularity of the series and its merchandise spawned a franchise that includes 50 TV series, films and OVAs as well as manga, novels and video games, along with a whole industry of plastic model kits known as Gunpla.