In May, it was confirmed that the “Power Rangers” would be revived for a brand new movie by Lionsgate and Haim Saban. The new franchise will re-imagine the Power Rangers as a group of high school kids with unusual super powers, who must learn to harness their abilities as a group in order to save the world.
Ah, just like the good old days (for some of us)! Because, “Go, go, Power Rangers!”
To make it more exciting, the upcoming movie will be developed by Lionsgate and rights holder Saban Brands’ head of development and, get this, it will be scripted by “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. In addition to “X-Men: First Class”, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have screenwriting credit on Marvel’s “Thor” and are working on a “Terminator” TV series. They’ve also previously worked on “Fringe”.
And not only that, Roberto Orci is also coming on board as an executive producer!
Robert Orci was one of the screenwriters behind “Transformers” and “Star Trek” movies. He also has writing credits in “Mission: Impossible III”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, and “Aiens”, just to name a few.
Did we also mention that Lionsgate has Allison Shearmur, who oversaw “The Hunger Games” when she was Liongate’s president of production? If you ask us, it sure does sound like the new movie has got the “Power Rangers” for a production team already. Nothing has been said about the storyline yet but we already can’t wait for the first look pictures, sneak peeks, and teasers to be released!