‘Power Rangers’ Movie Coming In July 2016!
Source: LA Times
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The following is an excerpt from ‘Power Rangers’ movie to hit theaters July 2016
Lionsgate has set a date for morphin’ time: “Power Rangers,” a big-screen reboot of the ’90s TV smash, will hit theaters July 22, 2016.
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (“X-Men: First Class”) wrote the script for the movie, which will reinvent the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” mythos about a colorful group of ordinary high-school kids who are given extraterrestrial superpowers and interconnecting giant robots to save the world.
Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Roberto Orci are producing. Cast members and a director have yet to be named.
Like fellow ’90s franchise “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which returned to the big screen with a $65-million opening last weekend, “Power Rangers” represents a globally recognized brand that has spawned countless spinoffs and merchandising opportunities over the years.
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The following is an excerpt from Lionsgate sets ‘Power Rangers’ film for July 2016
The original incarnation of the popular series, called “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” debuted in 1993 and quickly became a national phenomenon. It was the story of a group of high school kids who gain superpowers, making them masters of martial arts and able to pilot massive interconnecting robots, a la “Voltron.”
The series has been in continual production for the past two decades, debuting its latest incarnation in February 2014. It has taken on different titles and casts, like “Power Rangers Zeo,” “Power Rangers Ninja Storm,” and the current “Power Rangers Super Megaforce.”
Creator Haim Saban is a producer on the new film, along with Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Roberto Orci. With 20-plus years worth of stories to tap into, look for Lionsgate to be pushing for a “Power Rangers” big-screen franchise.
The 2016 film will mark the third theatrical release for the franchise. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” capitalized on the property’s initial success, starring the original series cast and bringing in more than $66.4 million globally in 1995.
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