Jordan Vogt-Roberts may be best known for giving us a new perspective on King Kong in Legendary Pictures, Kong: Skull Island, as well as showing his emotional work on The Kings of Summer, but the productive director is preparing to dive into the war between the Land Federation and the Principality of Zeus in a live Gundam movie for Netflix. While the details about the film were few and far between in terms of story, Vogt-Roberts went on social media to share some new facts about the upcoming adaptation.
Mobile suit: Gundam gives anime fans new series and movies that focus on engineering costumes for decades, since the original anime series debuted in the 1970s, with the franchise not shying away from returning to the battle that started the series. With Industrial Light & Magic releasing the first concept art for the film to be released from a collaboration between Netflix, Legendary Pictures and Sunrise respectively, the director seems to be hinting that the story of the film will follow the initial conflict that started it all. as Amuro fought on behalf of the Land Federation against Char and the Principality of Zeon.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts shared excerpts from the original Gundam anime series, while also thanking the studios involved in the upcoming live-action adaptation while also shouting “Seig Zeon!” which of course was the cry of rejoicing for Char and the other members of the Principality who had left the Earth behind:
SEIG ZEON! SEIG ZEON!
Anyone who knows me knows that concept artists are absolute titans for me. I would change jobs with them with a heartbeat. So, I’m glad to let people see the work of the great Stephen Zavala @ILMVFX. An absolute magician surrounded by magicians
– (((Jordan Vogt-Roberts))) (@VogtRoberts) November 17, 2021
Gundam is not the only adaptation Vogt-Roberts is working on, as the director is not ashamed of his upcoming performance in his world Metal Gear Solid, with Oscar Isaacs reportedly taking on the role of Solid Snake. The film itself is still in pre-production, although it seems that Vogt-Roberts is all in when it comes to bringing some of pop culture’s biggest franchises to life through live-action movies. The upcoming Gundam movie will also feature series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as well as productive comic book writer Brian K. Vaughn, who wrote the likes of Y: The Last Man and Marvel’s Runaways.
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