In 2017, Saban Brands and Lionsgate Films will officially unleash the power once again with a big-screen reboot of the original series that started it all, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which the title will be shortened to Saban’s Power Rangers.
As the film was first announced, a director was announced in Dean Israelite, a South African-born filmmaker who got a bit of rave with his film Project Almanac, in which a group of teens discover the secrets of a time machine only to suffer some serious consequences in the matter. The film was scripted by the duo of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who co-wrote the 2011 Marvel smash hit Thor.
Following Saban’s notion of casting newcomers in the roles of Rangers since its inception in 1993, the new film in the past weeks have announced the cast of the film which, you guessed it, consists of newcomers. Here are your 2017 big-screen Power Rangers:
A report by Collider had unveiled that the Rangers would possibly be getting new names. However, this past weekend, the official Power Rangers Twitter account, created by Saban Brands announced the following:
That’s right, the cast will be using the original character names and we will see the return of Rita Repulsa in her quest to take over Earth.
Saban’s Power Rangers is set to be unleashed on January 13, 2017 from Lionsgate Films.