A concept art image from Legendary's adaptation for Jordan Vogt-Roberts ‘Gundam’ has been revealed. ‘Gundam’ is based on the famous Japanese anime created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise in 1979, which has spawned a revolution of TV shows, films, books, Manga, video games and massively popular model kits of the ‘Gundam’ suits. ‘Gundam’ are, essentially, robotic military suits, called mecha. They are piloted by humans, similar to Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, for audiences unfamiliar with the origins of the genre.
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Vogt-Roberts began his directed career with the coming-of-age comedy ‘The Kings of Summe’r with Nick Robinson, then moved on to more big-budget fare, taking on Legendary's Kong: Skull Island, starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson. From there, Vogt-Roberts signed on to both the live-action adaptation of ‘Gundam’, as well as an adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, the popular video game series, which is set to star Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake.
Netflix and Legendary have now revealed a peek at the concept art for ‘Gundam’, featuring a famous RX-78-2 ‘Gundam’ Suit, surrounded by flames and looking ready for action. While the image is a source-accurate look at the ‘Gundam’ suit, it's not much to go on in terms of what type of film Gundam is going to be. Vogt-Roberts said in the past that he wanted it to be an accessible point for the franchise, which would allow audiences new to ‘Gundam’ to catch up and become invested, opening the doors for more exploration into the 40 decades worth of ‘Gundam’-related material. The film is being scripted by ‘Saga’ and ‘Y: The Last Man’ author Bryan K. Vaughn, which should make for a compelling sci-fi adventure given his prior credits. -Screen Rant