Gundam is Getting the Live-Action Treatment


Brian K. Vaughan is Bringing Gundam to the Live-Action Table

You may or may not have heard the news by now, but Brian K. Vaughan is officially working on a live-action adaptation of Gundam.

Brian K. Vaughan

Brian K. Vaughan to adapt Gundam for live-action
Brian K. Vaughan (R) will adapt the comic for live-action

Brian K. Vaughan has been the brains behind dozens of hit comic series in the last several years. He’s best known for Saga, Y: The Last Man, Paper Girls, and Runaways. All of these series have a significant following and are known to cause…emotional reactions in their fans.


While he is probably most well-known for his work in comics, Gundam will not be Brian K. Vaughan’s first foray into film. He’s worked on projects like Under the Dome, Lost, and was even involved in the adaptation of Runaways.


Gundam is a wildly-loved mecha series, so it’s no surprise that they’ve moved to making an adaptation for it. It’s frequently cited as being the originator of all other mecha series, and there’s argument for it. The series is the predecessor to Gundam Wing—a fan favorite by extreme proportions.

The series is set in a timeframe where humanity has been forced to head out into space. Once there, they started a war for rights and freedom. This war is possible thanks to the use of the mechas we all recognize so easily.

The Adaptation

Legendary and Sunrise have teamed up to bring us a live-action adaptation of the famous Gundam series. For those that don’t recognize the name Sunrise, here’s a quick refresher. They’re the Japanese company that created the Gundam franchise to begin with. It’s good to see that they’re hanging on to their works still. This fact has added an extra level of confidence for the fans waiting to see what happens next.

Brian K. Vaughan is writing the screenplay, but he’ll also be the executive producer for the movie. One can only hope that he won’t break our hearts as frequently in the adaptation as he does in his comics.

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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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