Lionsgate and Saban Brands announce new Power Rangers movie

I hope you're all sitting down in your Zord, because a new Power Rangers movie is in the works! Lionsgate and Saban Brands are teaming up to re-envision the classic show in hopes of creating a film franchise to carry on the mythology of those lovable, color-coded, kung-fu kids!

Haim Saban, creator of the Power Rangers, had this to say of working with Lionsgate:

“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level. 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.”

Given the mention of THE HUNGER GAMES, TWILIGHT, and DIVERGENT, one could imagine that they hope to emulate the formula of those films in bringing the Power Rangers back to the big screen.

Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer had this to say of Power Rangers:

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise. 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.”

I never got into the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger rage back when it was first airing, but in retrospect, it's deliciously cheesy. I imagine they'll go for a more "serious" approach with the material this time around while trying to keep the fun intact. As long as the keep those rockin' guitars from the intro, I'm down!

Extra Tidbit: Who would you cast as the "teenagers with attitude"?



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