Legendary Entertainment isn’t wasting any time with its forthcoming live-action adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam. In fact, it just hired a key component for the project, a writer set to bring its world to life. Deadline confirms that Brian K. Vaughan will write the forthcoming anime-to-movie project. He will also serve as executive producer.
Vaughan has a long history in comic books as the co-creator of Runaways, Saga, Paper Girls, Ex Machina, and Y: The Last Man. He is also an executive consultant for the Runaways Hulu TV series. He also worked on FX’s forthcoming adaptation of Y: The Last Man.
Gundam serves as part of a three-year deal between Vaughan and Legendary. Several other pieces of his work could make their way to film, though no announcements have been made yet.
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Sunrise will pair up with Legendary Entertainment on the adaptation of Gundam, which will celebrate its 4oth anniversary next month. The original animated series originally debuted in 1979 under the direction of Yoshiyuki Tomino. Since that time, its animated TV shows and films have amassed a large fan following. It also inspired countless toys, as well as video games, including Bandai Namco’s Gundam Versus.
It’s unknown when Gundam will begin production. A release date has not been announced.
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