The hugely popular ‘Power Rangers’ franchise is getting a reboot from Saban and Lionsgate — the studio that brought you ‘Twilight’ and ‘Divergent’. ’90s kids — rejoice!
A new Power Rangers film franchise has been announced and our inner ’90s child is screaming with happiness! If you haven’t noticed, throwback movies are all the rage lately (see: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), so why not bring back the hugely popular television show for a reboot? Read on for all the details!
‘Power Rangers’ Movie In The Works At Lionsgate: Break Out The Spandex
Did you dream of being a part of the brightly-colored crime-fighting team? Now’s the time to pull out your tattered old child-sized costume and squeeze into those spandex, because you will need to mentally prepare for the unleashing of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers on the big screen!
Lionsgate will partner with Saban Brands to produce a live action movie based on Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers as the first film in a blockbuster movie franchise.
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said Saban in a statement to Variety. “They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from The Hunger Games to Twilight and Divergent.”
‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’: Don’t Call It A Comeback
The teenage crime-fighting team was launched in 1993 as a live action TV series called Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and has since kept a worldwide devoted fan base, with new iterations coming out every year, such as Power Rangers Zeo, and Power Rangers In Space. The series was once seen as too violent for children by their parents, but that didn’t stop the rapidly growing viewers from tuning in after school!
Although the Power Rangers have seen numerous re-creations over the years, this may just be the one to rejuvenate the franchise! So, let’s rejoice, because the ’90s are officially back! Can you hear that awesome theme song playing in your head yet?
So, HollywoodLifers, will you be racing to theaters once the new Power Rangers movie is released?
— Brittany King