Soon, the Power Rangers will be go, go, going again, and this time, it’ll be on the big screen.
Lionsgate is partnering with Saban Brands (which produces the “Power Rangers” show) to create a brand new “Power Rangers” movie. Here’s the proper reaction to the news.
While it’s not clear exactly whether the movie will be aimed purely at kids, like the original 1995 film “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie,” or at an older audience, Haim Saban, head of Saban Brands, did mention a couple interesting comparison movies during the announcement.
“They [Lionsgate] have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from ’The Hunger Games’ to ’Twilight’ and ’Divergent,'” Saban said. “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.”
By the sound of it, Saban and Lionsgate seem to be trying to market the new “Power Rangers” as the next big franchise along the lines of “Hunger Games,” with perhaps the darker, grittier feel that’s made those Young Adult films so successful. Plus, you might not just be getting one more “Rangers” movie: you might be getting a whole slew of them.
No word as to release date or cast, but here’s hoping they find some room Alpha 5, Zordon, Bulk and Skull, and of course, for Jason David Frank. Green Ranger forever!