Lionsgate and Saban Brands have announced they are taking the Power Rangers to the big screen!

“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 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.”

Though the television series has been ongoing for decades, this is only the third time the Power Rangers have made it to the big screen.  The first was 1995’s “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” that featured Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost, Johnny Yong Bosch, Karen Ashley, Steve Cardenas, and Jason David Frank.  With a budget estimated at $15 million, the movie was a success bringing in four times that in the worldwide box office.  The second movie came out in 1997, and only made $9 million worldwide.

Beyond this announcement, Lionsgate and Saban were mum on what Power Rangers version would appear, cast, or even the release date.

via Variety

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. May 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    I really hope they’ll finally start adapting some of the Super Sentai movies that never got adapted to Power Rangers. Even if they don’t do a direct adaptation, it would still be pretty cool to see elements of some of the VS movies or something like “Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger: 10 YEARS AFTER”
    http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Ninpu_Sentai_Hurricaneger:_10_YEARS_AFTER

    Although I’d also be very pleased if this is the rumored Green Ranger spinoff movie that Jason David Frank expressed interest in doing not too long ago.

    • May 7, 2014 at 7:51 pm — Reply

      Well scratch that. The Variety article says it is aimed at “re-envisioning the Rangers”, which sounds like either a reboot or branching off into a separate timeline similar to MMPR The Movie. If this is the case, I’m less interested.

      However, if this instead means perhaps exploring other aspects of the setting, such as perhaps visiting Zordon’s origins or creating a unique team for the franchise without negating the existing/upcoming series, I’d be very intrigued.

  2. Kirby
    May 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    Hey nothing can be worse than the two movies the did put out. I say go for it, all I want is a Magna Defender cameo (he’s in my top 3 next to Billy & Adam.)

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