Lionsgate to launch Power Rangers movie franchise

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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