Remember the Power Rangers? If you do, then you’ll be happy to know that a Power Rangers live-action feature film is in the works from Lionsgate Films and Saban Brands. The original action film will, according to Lionsgate and Saban Brands, “re-invision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.”
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said Saban. “They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from The Hunger Games to Twilight and Divergent. In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we’re confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” said ionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to come.”
It’s too early in the process to announce the writer, director, or cast, and Lionsgate also hasn’t announced when we can expect to see Power Rangers in theaters. The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit TV screens 20 years ago as a live-action series. Since then, it’s spawned toys, costumes, video games, and other Power Rangers merchandise.
Sources: Lionsgate Films and Saban Brands
-By Rebecca Murray
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