'Gundam' to get live-action adaptation under 'Kong' director | Inquirer Entertainment

‘Gundam’ to get live-action adaptation under ‘Kong’ director

/ 05:28 PM April 13, 2021

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The iconic Japanese anime franchise “Gundam” is set to be adapted into a live-action flick under the helm of “Kong: Skull Island” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

The filmmaker has teamed up with Legendary Entertainment to bring the giant mecha suits to the big screen, which is currently operating under the working title “Gundam,” as per Variety yesterday, April 12.


Legendary’s Cale Boyter is overseeing the project along with Sunrise, the Japanese anime studio behind the beloved “Gundam” franchise. Renowned comic book writer Brian Vaughan is, meanwhile, working on the screenplay and is also the executive producer.


While the filmmakers have yet to release specific details on the project, fans can expect to see epic gigantic battles from the director of the MonsterVerse film “Kong: Skull Island.”

“Gundam,” which launched on television back in 1979 with “Mobile Suit Gundam” by Yoshiyuki Tomino, is one of the most popular mecha anime franchises to date. It is set in the distant future known as the Universal Century, a time when human colonies fight for independence from Earth.

The franchise also gave rise to the building of Gunpla (Gundam models) kits, a craft thousands of fans are practicing until today.

The live-action adaptation of “Gundam” is set to be released on streaming platform Netflix and will only be distributed to theaters in China. Ian Biong /ra


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