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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:08 am 
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Lionsgate and Saban Brands Partner for Power Rangers Live-Action Movie

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May 07, 2014

Lionsgate and Saban Brands are partnering to develop and produce an original live-action feature film based on the iconic "Power Rangers" property, it was announced today by creator of "Power Rangers" Haim Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.

Saban launched "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" as a live-action TV series more than 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVD's, comic books and other merchandise.

The two companies noted that, with an extensive and extremely devoted worldwide fan base as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the "Power Rangers" are primed for the big screen. The new film franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.

"Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level," said Saban. "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."

"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. 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."

Saban's "Power Rangers" franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, "Power Rangers" quickly became the most-watched children's television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who "morph" into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into numerous languages and is a mainstay in the most prominent international children's programming blocks.

20th Century Fox previously released two feature films, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:21 am 
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This has cheesy written all over it...but i'm excited haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Rangers Live-Action Movie
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I am honestly surprised something like this hasn't happened sooner.
Outside of moderate to hardcore Power Rangers fans, no one knows anything past season 2 or 3.
The General Viewing Audience knows nothing past MMPR.

But part of me thinks they will take the Star Trek reboot way with this...
For example - Somehow JDF's Green Ranger gets blasted into this new universe and helps the new universe's MMPR fight Rita.
Its a reboot for the kids that know absolutely nothing. But at the same time its got JDF playing the Spock role giving the new movie credibility and keeping it somewhat cannon with the show which gives regular long time fans something in it.
Everyone remembers Tommy and having him would give them something to advertise and hook old time fans that fell away or grew out of it and give them incentive to bring their kids.

But then watch the sequel be Good Green Ranger vs Bad Green Ranger.
"Mighty Morhpin' Green Rangers"


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 Post subject: Re: Power Rangers Live-Action Movie
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:38 pm 
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I remember taking my then 6 year old cousin to the original movie just so I'd have an excuse to see Amy Jo Johnson. He just couldn't understand why I'd want to see the pink ranger when the Red and Green/white rangers were cooler

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 Post subject: Re: Power Rangers Live-Action Movie
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:26 am 
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So... is this the film that the Japanese producers have been working on for a while now that supposedly features every Power Ranger team to date?...

(and don't feel bad, Ben... I went to both of the original movies with my college buddies, though I was there for Thuy Trang... :cry: )


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 Post subject: Re: Power Rangers Live-Action Movie
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Sorry, but I kinda have to laugh at that. In a good way, though. Solidarity kinda way.

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X-Men: First Class Writers Take on Power Rangers

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Jul 15, 2014

As announced back in May, Lionsgate has plans to bring Saban’s hit children’s series Power Rangers to the big screen. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the production has signed X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz and has brought Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers) on board as executive producer.

Saban launched “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as a live-action TV series more than 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVD’s, comic books and other merchandise.

20th Century Fox previously released two feature films, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.


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Roberto Orci Talks Power Rangers Reboot, Reveals Film Has Continuity

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Jul 21, 2014

Last week it was revealed that Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter Roberto Orci was stepping onboard Lionsgate’s big screen reboot of Saban’s Power Rangers. He will develop the plot for the film along with X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. IGN caught up with Orci to talk about the project and he revealed some interesting behind-the-scenes bits about working with Saban.

“One of the first things we did was learn and read…They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, “Listen, I’m your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won’t ruin your franchise.” And he said, “It’s very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can’t just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I’ve been doing.” And I said, “Yes sir!”

Orci went on to add that the upcoming reboot will have some form of continuity with the original series, but in what capacity he wouldn’t say.

“It’s got a continuity within the world. I can’t tell you what, but it does have a continuity.”

Saban launched “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as a live-action TV series more than 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVD’s, comic books and other merchandise.

20th Century Fox previously released two feature films, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.


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