‘Power Rangers’ Movie To Be Mature And Modern, Says Director Dean Israelite; Release Date Set To 2017

By Akul Sharma | 2 years ago
‘Power Rangers’ Movie To Be Mature And Modern, Says Director Dean Israelite; Release Date Set To 2017

As all the famous superheroes of the 90s are being brought to the big screen, there’s no surprise that cult show “Power Rangers” is getting a movie of its own.

The American youth focused superhero franchise is getting a grittier and more mature film adaptation. Set to debut in a year and a half the film is already making waves among the fans and every little news is being received with anticipation. Dean Israelite  of Project Almanac fame has taken the helm to direct the film which is written for the screen by screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller who have previously worked for X-Men: First Class, Thor.

“Power Rangers,” the series is more than two decades old and was first brought to attention in 1993. The live-action show took inspiration from Japanese characters called the “Super Senpei.” In its 22 years of production, “Power Rangers” has focused on many plots of the same basic premise at the center of the story. A group of teenagers receive special powers which they use sensibly to transform into masked superheroes and fight crime.

The “Power Rangers” franchise has been well received by the fans is followed by fans all over the world. Its success has seen the franchise get two feature films. The show is still running on television with the current adaptation, “Power Rangers Dino Charge,” which came out in 2015.

According to ecumenicalnews.com, director Israelite is very happy with the plot and has said he was pleasantly surprised by the way the script turned out. Apparently “Power Rangers” is generally regarded as a children’s show but the director states that the script has turned out very mature and modern.

“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.”

Power Rangers will be released on January 13, 2017.

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Akul Sharma is a freelance writer who is a movie buff to an extent that he remembers less about his childhood and more about the movies he has watched. He is currently writing his own novella based on existentialism.