After their success with the Godzilla franchise, it looks like Legendary wants to handle a new classic Japanese title. This time, it is Sunrise’s Mobile Suit Gundam. And now, their NX Twitter Page has attached Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to the project as its director. Meanwhile, they also announced that Brian K. Vaughan will be writing the screenplay.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts is a noted Gundam fan, and is very familiar with the franchise. It seems that Hollywood is finally trying to learn from past mistakes and not hired a director with no idea what the IP is in the first place. Expect Legendary and Netflix to reveal more details soon.
This won’t be the first time that Gundam received a live-action adaptation though, as Sunrise previously released the movie titled G-Saviour in 1999. Unfortunately, fans hated it… a lot. However, Gundam’s live-action Hollywood debut was much celebrated. It briefly appeared in a cameo during Ready Player One to take on Mecha Godzilla, and that appearance was what the fans loved a lot more.
Will this new Live-action Gundam go the way of Ready Player One, or will it go the route of G-Savior? Only time will tell.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter