Go! Go! Lionsgate is Rebooting The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Remember the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”? Well, if you have kids, you might still know all about them to this day, since as far as I know, those colorful superheroes are still trolling kiddie TV shows on the weekends in some iteration or another, battling plastic monsters and whatnot. The show got so popular with kids Stateside at one point that it even found its way into a big-budget movie in 1995. Nowadays, though, you’ll only be able to see it on TV.

Lionsgate is bringing the property back, and has partnered up with Saban Brands to “develop and produce an original live action feature film based on the iconic Power Rangers property.”

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 still flying high from their “Hunger Games” cash flow, not to mention “Twilight” and “Divergent,” which looks like another hit for the company.

No word on how the studio will develop the rebooted “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” but it will probably include shiny costumes and helmets and teenagers riding giant mechanical animals that can merge into one giant, sword-wielding robot. Or some such.

Author: Nix

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    UGH! Really? Just let Saban run it into the ground already. Though I don’t think that wuill happen. The genre is STILL going strong in Japan allowing for new bastardiza– er I mean iterations every year or so. It still has a massive following among younger kids now. And I still have some fond memories of Jason David Frank aka Tommy kicking ass as the Green Ranger, and then White Ranger, and then, well just forget it, he kicked ass though. Even did some mixed martial arts recently and reprised the role of Tommy as the White Ranger for Super Power Beatdown.
    I’m hoping that they’ll at least do something cool with the Zords like in the 1995 movie, but with better effects. If they are truly doing something original they should come up with their own story, characters and villains and not connect it to the shows at all.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Couldn’t be any worse than Pacific Rim.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        A Power Rangers movie with Pacific Rim effects?! Now that’s what I’m talking about.

      • LSB

        I liked Pacific rim, I thought it was pretty dope.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          You are correct. They were smoking dope when they “wrote” that movie.

          • gomugomu

            Pacific Rim was a fun movie….it didn’t need to be a well written masterpiece that can solve world peace. ;)

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            it’s just when you say Guillermo Del Toro I think El Faun de Labirinto, not giant monsters fighting robots.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Can’t really pigeon hole creators. Especially ones that are all over the place. Mimic, Blade 2, Hellboy 1+2, Pans labyrinth, The Strain, PAcific Rim. That’s a pretty eclectic body of work there. He had a love for both Kaiju and Mecha. He combined them. More power too him. I was actually hoping he’d don an Evangelion flick.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Can’t say I’m a big fan of his, I cheered when he dropped out of Hobbit production and I hate how evident his designs are especially when it comes to the orcs.
            That being said I did enjoy El Faun de Labirinto and Mamma.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I actually loved Mighty Morphin rangers, can’t say the same for all the crap that came after it though.