The internet is buzzing today with news that a live-action movie based on the classic anime franchise Mobile Suit Gundam is bound for streaming viewing on Netflix!
Legendary Pictures (home of Pacific Rim and the MonsterVerse) had previously announced a Gundam project on their production slate as far back as 2018, but more details, including plans for eventual distribution are finally emerging via Netflix’s official press release.
To wit: The live-action Mobile Suit Gundam movie will be produced and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts of Kong: Skull Island with comic book luminary Brian K. Vaughan onboard as executive producer and scriptwriter.
Right now, there’s no official synopsis for the live-action adaptation, which is simply called GUNDAM, but it seems that the original 1979 anime series from Sunrise will provide most of the inspiration. Let’s hope so, anyways!
In the meantime, here the original announcement for the live-action Gundam made back at Anime Expo 2018!