"Mighty _____ Power Rangers" To Be Made Into A Movie

Fans of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers rejoice! A live action film is in development and will be coming to the silver screen soon.

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Lionsgate announced that it has plans to develop a live-action movie of the popular kids TV show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"

Lionsgate will produce the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie

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Lionsgate, the studio behind The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, just announced plans to develop a live action feature film based on the popular superhero TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.


It's morphin' time! Lionsgate — the studio behind the Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent movies — announced it is producing a live-action feature film about the Power Rangers.


Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, and Saban Brands, a strategic brand management company that acquires and builds global consumer 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.


The Power Rangers are back! Power Rangers creator Haim Saban and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced May 7 that they would produce a new live action film about Power Rangers.


The reboot will be a retelling of how Lionsgate and Saban Brands, the creator of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" envision the movie

The movie will be a retelling of the origins of the Power Rangers

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Lionsgate and Saban Brands, which owns the rights to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, plan to "re-envision" the colorful fighters of evil for the silver screen, more than 20 years after the Power Rangers television series debuted.


Saban was also the creator of the 1993 TV show, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and, according to a statement from Lionsgate and Saban Brands, "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."


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.


The movie will probably be a darker, grittier retelling to cater to the young adult demographic

The reboot should be darker and grittier than the original

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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.


The film is still very early in the process, with no script, director or cast yet

Disney acquired the rights to Power Rangers in 2001, but Saban Brands bought it back in 2010 and relaunched the show. Lionsgate has acquired the rights to make a new film from Saban, but it's very early in the process. There is no script, director, or cast yet.


In terms of the "Power Rangers" revamp, no one has been cast. No director has been tapped. No plots have been developed.


"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is based on five high schoolers who band together to fight evil

Power Rangers tells the tale of high school kids who fight evil

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Power Rangers, which follows five high school students who morph into spandex-clad "rangers" and pilot giant mechanical creatures to fight evil, was imported from Japan by television mogul Haim Saban in 1993. It was an instant hit despite the high level of violence and low production quality.


For the uninitiated, the Power Rangers are high school students who are given superpowers to defeat bad guys from destroying Earth. The TV series from 1993 has since catapulted into a international brand fueled by clothes, games, comic books and toys.


The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil.


"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is one of the many franchises being rebooted

The first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was released in 1995

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In the 1990s, two Power Rangers movies hit the big screen: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1995) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997).


There have been two Power Rangers feature films in the US: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997. Both did moderately well at the box office and received mixed critical reviews.


The news is in keeping with Hollywood's latest trend: rebooting old favorites. Earlier this year, Blumhouse Productions announced it would create a live action film of "Jem and the Holograms," starring "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples. The Internet practically blew up when The Hollywood Reporter broke news that "Mrs. Doubtfire 2" was in the works, and evenPeeps candy is getting a movie of its own.


So, are you happy with this announcement? Or should they leave this franchise alone?

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