Update: It has been reported that X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have signed on to compose this film’s script. Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) has joined the movie as its executive producer. The film’s release date has been confirmed for July 22, 2016.
For anyone who grew up as a byproduct of the 90’s, this next bit of news should make you extremely giddy with glee – Lionsgate Films and Saban Brands have announced that they’re planning to debut a brand new Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers film in the near future.
The multicolored, martial arts-powered live-action super heroes became an integral part of the 90’s and soon took over the world of TV, toys/action figures, books, video games, movies etc. Two feature length films (1995’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie and 1997’s Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie) have already been released thus far.
The franchise is still going strong today with the current run of Power Rangers Megaforce and the next installment in the long-running series called Power Rangers Dino Charge.
— LIONSGATE MOVIES (@lionsgatemovies) May 7, 2014
The tweet seen above includes a link to the press release and the following comments provided by Haim Saban, creator of the original Power Rangers and Lionsgate Chief Executive Oﬃcer Jon Feltheimer:
Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level. 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 con!dent 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. 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.