Just when you thought the powers that be in Hollywood had mined that last childhood memory from your nostalgic past, Lionsgate and Saban have joined forces to bring the 90’s roaring back into your local theater. That’s right, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are going to the big screen.
Love it or hate it you know that the Power Rangers were huge back in the day and continue to maintain a large fan base of viewers, cosplayers, fan fiction, and a section in every toy aisle in the world. Over 20 years worth of Power Rangers has led us to this, a reboot of the franchise to the big screen.
Both companies released statements:
Haim Saban, the Power Ranger creator said:
Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said Saban. “They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Twilight’ and ‘Divergent.’ In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we’re confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.
Lionsgate Cheif Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer had this to say:
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” said Feltheimer. “The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to come.
They both talked about the re-envision of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but didn’t go into any details of the changes that might occur. There’s 20 years to pull from so I wouldn’t worry too much. I doubt Saban will allow any changes as drastic as the horror that is the TMNT nose jobs that Michael Bay‘s production engineered.
As more details surface about the re-envisioning of the Power Rangers franchise we’ll bring them to you here, but I’m more interested in what you think. Can the Power Rangers make the tradition to the big screen with an older audience? Even if that audience is packed with Mighty Morphin fans?