Legendary Entertainment to Co-Produce Live Action ‘Gundam’ Film
Anime fans rejoice! Another revival of an old favorite is in the works only this time the action is being brought to the big screen. At the 2018 Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Legendary Entertainment made the announcement that they are is currently in talks to co-produce a film based on the the popular anime Gundam.
The Gundman series first premiered in 1979 and is is set in the Universal Century, a time where people have emigrated to colonies in space because of Earth’s overgrown population. The people living in the colonies eventually launch a war for their independence and battles are fought by piloting robots known as mobile suits.
On top of the show itself, the franchise also includes a multibillion-dollar merchandise and licensing side which includes animated films, video games, models, and books and Steven Spielberg even gave Gundam a brief cameo in his film Ready Player One.
The film will be overseen by Cale Boyter on behalf of Legendary Entertainment and the creative team under the Japanese animation studio that owns Gundam, Sunrise.
Have you ever watched Gundam? Are you hype for a live-action version? Tell us how you feel in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter