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Production officially kicks off on Power Rangers; first synopsis released

02.29.2016

The Power Rangers were absolutely huge when I was a kid, and even though I wasn't a big fan of them, there was no denying their impact as almost every kid on the playground was playing with Power Rangers or pretending to be them. The Power Rangers continued on in various forms over the years but the original characters are set to return in a big way with the release of a brand-new feature film. Production on Lionsgate/Saban's POWER RANGERS officially kicked off in Vancouver today and a new synopsis has been released which seems to indicate that they're sticking fairly close to the source material.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.  Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

POWER RANGERS will be directed by Dean Israelite and is set to star Dacre Montgomery (A FEW LESS MEN) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (THE 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (MONSTER HUNT) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks (THE HUNTER GAMES) rounding out the cast as the villainous Rita Repulsa.

POWER RANGERS is set for a March 24, 2017 release.

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Source: Lionsgate

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4:37PM on 03/01/2016

I kind of hope they keep some of the cheese

I am probably not going to like this only because it's going to be 90% cgi that looks like shit. If they kept some of the cheese, had practical effects and makeup for the costumes of the creatures and even had some of the classic creatures from the first series show up, I would be very happy. I also want them to have a cliffhanger that introduces the new Lord Zedd at the end.
I am probably not going to like this only because it's going to be 90% cgi that looks like shit. If they kept some of the cheese, had practical effects and makeup for the costumes of the creatures and even had some of the classic creatures from the first series show up, I would be very happy. I also want them to have a cliffhanger that introduces the new Lord Zedd at the end.
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7:46AM on 03/01/2016
The synopsis doesn't tell us much, specially if it'll be canon to the TV show. Or maybe it'll be like POWER RANGERS R.P.M. and take place in a different universe.

A month without Movie Jail. So it's officially over. Bummer.
The synopsis doesn't tell us much, specially if it'll be canon to the TV show. Or maybe it'll be like POWER RANGERS R.P.M. and take place in a different universe.

A month without Movie Jail. So it's officially over. Bummer.
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3:05AM on 03/01/2016
I wonder if they will go for the traditional costume like the old TV series or the armored version like the 1996 movie.
I wonder if they will go for the traditional costume like the old TV series or the armored version like the 1996 movie.
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8:12PM on 02/29/2016
I got to meet Tommy, the Green/White Ranger, because he actually teaches karate that is only 30 mins from where I live. It's in Pearland, TX...Very surprising.

When I met him I asked him if he and Kimberly ever got together, because I remember wanting them to be a couple when I watched the show, and he said no.
I got to meet Tommy, the Green/White Ranger, because he actually teaches karate that is only 30 mins from where I live. It's in Pearland, TX...Very surprising.

When I met him I asked him if he and Kimberly ever got together, because I remember wanting them to be a couple when I watched the show, and he said no.
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8:04PM on 02/29/2016

Excited for this!

and it's The Hunger Games for Elizabeth Banks.
and it's The Hunger Games for Elizabeth Banks.
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11:49AM on 03/01/2016
Yeah, but The Hunter Games would probably be a much better movie!
Yeah, but The Hunter Games would probably be a much better movie!
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