New live action Power Rangers movie announced

News Simon Brew 7 May 2014 - 13:29

A big screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has been announced...

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are set to return to the big screen, as Lionsgate has announced a live action movie reboot of the characters. In the words of the official press announcement, "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".

Notwithstanding the fact that there's a hit TV show of the Power Rangers still thriving, this new take on the characters is intended with a franchise in mind. Someone posh at Lionsgate added that "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".

There are no details yet regarding director, cast, writer or release date. But while we wait for that, how about checking out our lookback at the first movie, here...

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Man, I'm totally looking forward to the Powerrangers Cinematic Universe!
I hope they'll do a couple of spin-offs and character-driven arcs before they follow up with Power Rangers 2: Power Bugaloo in 2016.

Any news of a VR Troopers film?

I thought guillermo del Toro already made this last year....

If JDF is in any way involved Im boycotting. The guy is an egotistical douche

its on the slate right after the Big Bad Beetleborgs reboot

You shouldnt judge someone you dont know personally...hes a great guy who does a lot for the franchise and his fans

Which I think is going to introduce Masked Rider in its post-credits stinger.

I still call bullshit on Tommy even graduating high school, let alone getting a goddamn PhD...

Hopefully, Power Rangers will really thrive as its own original piece of work and not just a cobbled together rehash of Super Sentai (not that Power Rangers is all bad, but I'd much rather see them trying their own thing instead of following its Japanese counterpart).

I'm sure it'll be a pesudodark origin story with lots of Inception noises in the trailer.

I hope this is not a movie for five years old people.

I'm with VR Troopers The Movie only if Sarah Brown is in it because HAWT.

Do you know him? If not then you're a hypocrite.

I used to be a massive fan. His behaviour during the recent morphin madness competition killed that.

I stand by my words.

Your not very smart then and have a very jaded view of the world if you choose to see the worst in people. I hope you find some help

Alex Pettyfer – White Ranger
Colton Haynes – Red Ranger
Steven Yeun – Black Ranger
Tequan Richmond – Blue Ranger
Celina Jade – Pink Ranger
Chloe Grace Moretz or Dianna Agron – Yellow Ranger
*2 crazy conspiracy theorists throughout the films played by Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy.
Directed by Michael Bay.

1st: Have Zordon put the team together with Alpha’s help, and have to fight Goldar and Mordant, and beat him with the megazord at the end.
Pre-credits: Have Zedd from the shadows shouting at Goldar and Mordant while a female voice cackles in the background.
Post/Mid-credits: Zedd talking/instructing someone, which is the Green Ranger(JDF) who walks out of the shadows without the helmet.

2nd movie: Power Rangers VS Green Ranger(JDF),with references to GR once being a PR. While they fight Zedd sends Goldar and Mordant to release Ivan Ooze, the PR and GR band together eventually against Ooze.
Pre-credits: Purple ooze is seen draining/spilling away implying that he’s not gone.
Mid/post-credits: Green Ranger sets off on his own to “find” himself.
Between films 2 and 3 a “prequel” with young Zordon and Zedd setting up Zedd’s motivations, etc. Also introduce the weird island with the chick that knew Zordon(from the MMPR movie).

Film 3: Zedd finds a weakness the PR have and attacks them, Zordon and the base, killing Zordon and taking their powers in the process. With his dying words Zordon instructs Alpha to get and find the GR. GR turns up to find the PR dejected, weak and powerless and tells them of the island(wherever it is/was, they go train and come back. The 6 PR and Green Ranger fight Zedd, Rita, Goldar, Mordant.
Pre-credits: Zedd gets away, is seen calling on someone for help.
Mid/post-credits scene: A rebuilt Alpha and JDF say goodbye to the current group of Rangers.

Film 4: JDF “becomes” Zordon/the mentor, the initial group of Rangers have disbanded and JDF has to go out and recruit a new batch. While JDF searches, Divatox lands on earth from space and starts etting up her plan. The new Rangers turn up, and Zedd has brought Ooze back, Rangers beat him in their 1st fight. Meanwhile Divatox raises her volcano god who they fight with their Megazords at the end.
Pre/Mid/Post-credits: Divatox escapes earth, teams up with Zedd, introduce elements from the Space Power Rangers.

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