‘Power Rangers’ Reboot To Hit Theaters in 2016
The popular live-action kids franchise “Power Rangers” is back in the big screens as Lionsgate sets the feature film for its release in July 22, 2016. Read on to learn more about it.
According to Deadline, Saban Entertainment’s hit superhero franchise “Power Rangers” will feature a reboot of the popular live-action kids program in the 90’s. This time, he live action will ditch the Mighty Morphin, which made it popular back then.
It was reported that it will focus on reimagining of the origins of the superhero team. It will start off when several high school kids mysteriously got extraterrestrial powers of their own. They must now cooperate together in saving the world. Producer Roberto Orci previously told IGN that the film will be in continuity with the series and any of the original actors are open for a cameo in the reboot.
“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 television series was first produced by Saban Entertainment, later by BVS Entertainment before it went to the SCG Power Rangers LLC. The television series takes much of its footage from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai, produced by Toei Company.
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.
The “Power Rangers” reboot is penned by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz from the script of Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Orci. The film will face off against Warner Bros’ “King Arthur.” It is set to hit the big screens less than two months after the theatrical release of Paramount’s “Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 2” in July 22, 2016.
That’s it for “Power Rangers” set to release in summer 2016, For more details on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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