Two years ago, Legendary Entertainment and Japan’s Sunrise announced a collaboration for a new live-action adaptation based from the anime series, the Gundam. Since that announcement, we haven’t heard any news. Not until this time, the official Twitter account of Netflix made an announcement regarding a Gundam movie.
According to their tweet, a new live-action movie of Gundam will be available at their streaming platform and the director is none other than Jordan Vogt-Roberts, known for the film Kong: Skull Island. With that, we might expect a high quality live action with its director pioneering in a titan movies, but still we don’t know how it will turn out.
Netflix didn’t add any details regarding the casts or what specific Gundam franchise they will adapt as there are tons of Gundam series and films – like the original series Mobile Suit Gundam that was released in 1979 and featured the iconic RX-78-2 Gundam that we seen as cameo in the movie Ready Player One.
For us, we are hoping for the super hit’ Mobile Fighter G Gundam which has similar robotic controls to Legendary’s film Pacific Rim and loved by most 90’s kid. If they can only hear us, that would be epic. But for now, let’s just wait and see.
This is not the first time Netflix did a live-action adaption. In fact, they also announced for an upcoming Cowboy Bebop starring John Cho in which it could arrived early this year.