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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.