Fans have been hoping to see a live-action take on the popular Gundam anime series for many years, and now it's happening for real
Netflix has landed Legendary's planned live-action Gundam, now with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Brian K. Vaughan attached.
Vogt-Roberts will produce and direct from a script by Vaughan, who will also executive produce.
The massively popular series has led to multibillion-dollar sales in merchandise and licensing, including animated films, video games, plastic models, toys, and books. (Gundam had a cameo in Steven Spielberg's pop-culture-obsessed Ready Player One.)
Vogt-Roberts' last feature was the 2017 monster movie. The filmmaker, repped by UTA, 3 Arts, and Jackoway Austen, is also attached to direct an adaption of the video game Metal Gear Solid.
Vaughan, the famed comic book writer turned screenwriter, is currently executive producing the series adaption of his comic series Y: The Last Man. He is repped by Verve and Ziffren Brittenham.