Entertainment news website Deadline has reported that comic book author Brian K. Vaughan will write the script for Sunrise and Legendary Picture’s live-action Hollywood Gundam film. Vaughan will also serve as an executive producer for the film.
Legendary’s executive vice president of production Cale Boyter will oversee the project.
The “Gundam Franchise’s New Work Unveiling” event in April 2018 had listed a tentatively titled Mobile Suit Gundam UC2 (Kidō Senshi Gundam UC2) project that would have an “overseas drama” format. The listing said the project takes place in Universal Calendar 0104 and would launch in 2022.
After showing the listing at the April 2018 event, the Sunrise Studio’s emcee and one of the event’s guests, Gundam Unicorn novelist Harutoshi Fukui, quickly told the audience to “pretend you didn’t see that” visual.