‘Power Rangers Dino Charge’ to Start Filming in New Zealand
The latest season of the “Power Rangers” entitled “Power Rangers Dino Charge,” returns to New Zealand for filming. It was also reported that the new line-up of actors has been announced. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Variety reported that James Davies, an actor from New Zealand, will co-star in Saban’s newest season for its Power Ranger Franchise. It is the 22nd season of Power Rangers and is based on its super sentai counterpart, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger but will contain elements from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. This is the latest development shared during the bi-annual celebration of Power Morphicon in California.
In “Dino Charge,” Davies will play as one of the ordinary teenagers who has superpowers that might help them save the world. The story will start of when the Energems were given to a dozen dinosaurs for safe keeping by an alien.
Unfortunately, the Energems got lost when asteroids hit the Earth and wiped out the dinos. Now in the present day, an intergalactic bounty hunter starts sniffing around Earth looking for the Energems in order to harness their power and annihilate the world, so a team of Power Rangers forms to find the Energems first and fight the bounty hunter and other threats with dino-powered swords, blasters, Zords and Megazords.
New Zealand Film Commission chief executive Dave Gibson shared his enthusiasm about the said project.
“The new season is particularly important as it is the first time that the production will formally engage [local] directing and writing interns to work alongside the experienced team,” Gibson said in the Variety article.
“Power Rangers” is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children’s television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. The film will be based on the tv series that was produced by several companies through the years. The 1993 franchise first aired in Fox Kids block programming on the Fox Network and has gained popularity ever since, becoming a pop culture phenomenon. The franchise continued spanning to 20 television seasons of 17 different themed series. It has also started lines of toys and videogames.
“Dino Charge” is produced by Saban Brands’ Brian Casentini and Sally Campbell with Judd Lynn and Haim Saban executive producing. That’s a wrap for “Power Rangers Dino Charge,” For more details on celebrities and upcoming tv shows and movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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