The film was announced at the Anime Expo 2018 in LA
Gundam will be getting its very own live-action film.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a number of films being turned into live-action movies. Whilst Death Note, Ghost In The Shell, and Tokyo Ghoul were released as live-action films with rather negative feedback, we’re still exciting for the upcoming movie adaptations of Your Name and Mulan.
The latest animated series to have its own live-action film adaptation confirmed is Japanese science fiction franchise Gundam.
Announced at the Anime Expo 2018 in LA, the movie adaptation will be created by Chinese owned Legendary Entertainment and animation studio Sunrise, according to Empire.
A release date, writers, directors and stars were not announced but a brief synopsis was released by the studio.
“The original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies,” the synopsis reads. “Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy, and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth.”
“Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character, but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted. The battles in the story, in which the characters pilot robots known as mobile suits, are wildly popular.”
Last year, a giant Unicorn Gundam mecha was erected in Odaiba, Tokyo, with the ability to transform.