‘Power Rangers’ Movie Update: Reboot Postponed to 2017; Lionsgate Making Multiple Film Franchise
Love giant robots beating up improbable monsters? Lionsgate Studios has a treat for you with the confirmation of a “Power Rangers” franchise hitting the big screen in Jan 2017. Read on for more details.
In an interview with The Wrap last Friday, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer shared insights into the upcoming franchise. The “Power Rangers” reboot, initially optioned to be released on July 2016, toe-to-toe with “Ghostbusters,” has now been postponed to a less competitive slot in January.
Lionsgate Co-Chairman Rob Friedman explained this move sayin,g “We’re very excited and with Dean’s [Israelite] vision; we felt very comfortable looking for opportunistic dating.” Lionsgate executives are also excited about the possibility of turning the film into a “significant series of movies.”
Director Dean Israelite is best known for his previous time travel movie, “Project Almanac,” which was received well. In an interview with Movie Pilot, Israelite had this to say about “Power Rangers:”
” I read the script and was really surprised by it and thought there was a really cool, contemporary, mature but still playful, buoyant and fun take on the material, and was updated in a really interesting way… So I think it’s going to be a fun, joyful [movie] but one that feels completely grounded in a real world, with real characters going through real things.”
The Power Rangers are a group of brightly costumed teenage heroes. They have been fighting monsters with bad prosthetics with their giant “megazords” since 1993 on the small screen, on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” The franchise has a large fanbase who await eagerly to see what direction the new movie will take.
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