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New rumored details on Lionsgate's Power Rangers movie

10.29.2015

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It's been a busy couple of weeks for Lionsgate's POWER RANGERS movie, with the project finding four of its five Rangers in the form of Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin and RJ Cyler, and now Collider has some interesting new details on the upcoming film from PROJECT ALMANAC director Dean Israelite.

Apparently POWER RANGERS won't feature original Mighty Morphin' series Rangers such as Jason Lee Scott and Kimberly Ann Hart as previously reported, and will instead focus on a brand new team: Callum Oliver – The Red Ranger/Tyrannosaurus (Montgomery), Priya Patel – The Pink Ranger/Pterodactyl (Scott), Brian Olson – The Blue Ranger/Triceratops (Cyler), Oscar Fernandez – The Black Ranger/Mastodon (Lin), and Teyana Jones – The Yellow Ranger/Sabre-tooth Tiger. So while the colors and Zords will remain the same, Montgomery, Scott and company won't be playing the Rangers characters from the original series.

The site is also claiming that the official title is now SABAN'S POWER RANGERS. Series co-creator Haim Saban has reportedly been tweaking Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz's original script with Israelite (and are more than likely the ones who changed the characters' names), and he wants his name attached to the film.

Collider goes on to say the budget will be around $35 million, which isn't really that much higher than the price tag for the 1995 feature film ($15 million), and to me seems really low. Not saying the movie needs a $100 million budget, but I was definitely expecting it to be more in the $45-60 million range. What are your thoughts on these rumored POWER RANGERS details?

POWER RANGERS is due in theaters on January 13, 2017.

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4:21PM on 11/01/2015
This movie has disaster written all over it. Casting is horrible too.
This movie has disaster written all over it. Casting is horrible too.
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12:15AM on 10/30/2015
Just a bit of trivia. The Yellow Ranger is actually a dude in the Japanese stock footage segments but depicted as a girl in the US scenes, and I bet a lot of kids were as confused as I was back then. It was also briefly not 'Saban's' Power Rangers when it was passed on to Disney. If it had stayed a Disney property, I'd expect that the budget will be much higher than that.
Just a bit of trivia. The Yellow Ranger is actually a dude in the Japanese stock footage segments but depicted as a girl in the US scenes, and I bet a lot of kids were as confused as I was back then. It was also briefly not 'Saban's' Power Rangers when it was passed on to Disney. If it had stayed a Disney property, I'd expect that the budget will be much higher than that.
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4:03PM on 10/29/2015
Uhh...35 million? Either the FX will be cheap looking or somehow there won't be that many.
Uhh...35 million? Either the FX will be cheap looking or somehow there won't be that many.
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7:11PM on 10/29/2015
Really? Have you actually watched an episode of the Power Rangers? What part of that show screams stellar effects? lol
Really? Have you actually watched an episode of the Power Rangers? What part of that show screams stellar effects? lol
1:28PM on 10/29/2015

Saban is Going make it horrible, thanks.

Great, this is now going to be a horrible and yeah i can tell that just from two things, Saban and the budget. They seriously need to make it a bigger budget and they cant let guy near the picture, just look at how much better Start Trek 2 was when they fired Roddenberry and look at what Goerge did to the prequels. Just sign the checks and stand to the side Saban.
Great, this is now going to be a horrible and yeah i can tell that just from two things, Saban and the budget. They seriously need to make it a bigger budget and they cant let guy near the picture, just look at how much better Start Trek 2 was when they fired Roddenberry and look at what Goerge did to the prequels. Just sign the checks and stand to the side Saban.
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12:27PM on 10/29/2015
That makes me worry about the FX a lot. I've been waiting for a revised MMPR Megazord redo. Just don't let it be people in suits. 35M doesn't seem like much money to spend on the Zords. I mean great if the focus is Character based or along the lines of that short that was made, but the Zords still need to look good.
That makes me worry about the FX a lot. I've been waiting for a revised MMPR Megazord redo. Just don't let it be people in suits. 35M doesn't seem like much money to spend on the Zords. I mean great if the focus is Character based or along the lines of that short that was made, but the Zords still need to look good.
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11:40AM on 10/29/2015
I haven't watched Power Rangers in ages. Of course they'd need new team. It's a new movie for a new generation. Let's see how this turns out.
I haven't watched Power Rangers in ages. Of course they'd need new team. It's a new movie for a new generation. Let's see how this turns out.
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11:38AM on 10/29/2015
Do I smell another Jem and the Holograms disaster?
Do I smell another Jem and the Holograms disaster?
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1:04PM on 10/29/2015
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS flopped because very few people remembered the show. POWER RANGERS is a lot more famous, partly because it's still on.
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS flopped because very few people remembered the show. POWER RANGERS is a lot more famous, partly because it's still on.
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11:02AM on 10/29/2015

It makes sense.

The actors don't resemble the characters. The producers have been very vague to keep us in suspense (or maybe to make sure we don't lose interest in the movie just for not having the old characters). That became hard once fans started complaining about the casting.
The actors don't resemble the characters. The producers have been very vague to keep us in suspense (or maybe to make sure we don't lose interest in the movie just for not having the old characters). That became hard once fans started complaining about the casting.
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10:54AM on 10/29/2015
The only Power Ranges worth seeing.
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The only Power Ranges worth seeing.
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10:10AM on 10/29/2015

I'm only hip to this news because I use to love the Power Rangers.

Granted that was 20 years ago. ;-)

Also I met Tommy, the Green Ranger, White Ranger. My friend told me that he teaches karate next door to the restaurant we were at, so I stopped by and he was there. I asked if him and Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, ever got together, because I remember wanting them to be a couple, but he said no. :'-(
Granted that was 20 years ago. ;-)

Also I met Tommy, the Green Ranger, White Ranger. My friend told me that he teaches karate next door to the restaurant we were at, so I stopped by and he was there. I asked if him and Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, ever got together, because I remember wanting them to be a couple, but he said no. :'-(
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9:40AM on 10/29/2015
Doesn't sound like the studio has that much faith in the project with a $30M price tag attached. The 1995 PR movie had the same budget and did some pretty good fx work for the big screen. But that was 20 years ago, so I doubt the same $35M will go as far today. But then again, perhaps they're saving a ton of money by not having ANY big names in the cast. In any event, I'm expecting a shitty movie. Not a bomb at the box office, just a shitty movie.
Doesn't sound like the studio has that much faith in the project with a $30M price tag attached. The 1995 PR movie had the same budget and did some pretty good fx work for the big screen. But that was 20 years ago, so I doubt the same $35M will go as far today. But then again, perhaps they're saving a ton of money by not having ANY big names in the cast. In any event, I'm expecting a shitty movie. Not a bomb at the box office, just a shitty movie.
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11:00AM on 10/29/2015
Good FX? I thought they were terrible even in 1995.
Good FX? I thought they were terrible even in 1995.
8:55AM on 10/29/2015
I'm curious at how the tie-in toys would look like.
I'm curious at how the tie-in toys would look like.
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