Hollywood “Plans Gundam Movies”


Gundam creator Yoshyuki Tomino is said to be on the verge of announcing a full blown Hollywood adaptation of the Gundam franchise.

Los Angeles based special effects studio “Legacy Effects,” best known for their work on the likes of Iron Man, Avatar and Pacific Rim, is said to be planning a project “to bring Hollywood movies based on Japanese anime and manga titles to a global audience,” with the first title to be announced by Tomino on a press conference scheduled for the 21st.

Astonishingly, online speculation has centered on just which franchise will be adapted (assuming this is indeed what will be announced), rather than how bad a mess Hollywood will make of it, perhaps signalling a Hollywood Gundam may yet be in with a chance – in Japan at least.

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