Dawson Leery, is that you? James stars in a super dark and gritty ‘Power Rangers’ fan film, with tons of blood brawls and swearing like you’ve never seen ‘Power Rangers’ before! Watch the full film here.
Who would have thought that Power Rangers could be this dark! Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek co-wrote and stars in a violent 14-minute Power Rangers fan film, and there’s so many twists and turns that get your heart racing! We mean it, prepare to be shocked.
James Van Der Beek In ‘Power Rangers’ Fan Film — Watch 14 Minute Movie
Directed by Joseph Kahn, a.k.a the brains behind Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” music video, the film comes with a disclaimer from producer Adi Shankar.
“POWER/RANGERS: Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the FAN FILM. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment…”
In the film, the rangers have been betrayed by Rocky (JVDB), which sets off the blood battle. The beautiful Katee Sackhoff plays Pink Ranger Kimberly who is stunned that Rocky stabbed her and their friends in the back.
But as James assures her, “I made sure I was on the winning side.”
Between tons of battles, blood and betrayals, the film definitely got our hearts racing — and oddly left us wanting more!
The “deboot” also stars Will Yun Lee, Russ Bain, Gichi Gamba.
When asked why Adi wanted to reboot Power Rangers into this dark version, he said according to io9: “When I was a child I had two favorite TV shows the X-Men animated series and Power Rangers. I eventually came to the realization that high school students weaponized to fight an intergalactic threat would turn those kids into some seriously disturbed adults with severe PTSD.”
The NSFW version of the film can be found on Vimeo.
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— Julianne Ishler