'Power Rangers' reboot in the works from Lionsgate

By Daniel S Levine,

Get ready for more 1990’s nostalgia at the movies soon. Lionsgate and Saban Brands have announced plans to reboot the Power Rangers series that became a cultural phenomenon in the ‘90s and still continues today.

The studio and Saban, which owns the Power Rangers brand, said that the new film will “re-envision” the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The group is made up of high school teens with super powers and they need to work together to save the world. It sounds like material fir for Lionsgate, which has adapted the YA novels The Hunger Games and Divergent to international success.

“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” creator Haim Saban said. “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.”

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers launched in 1993 and spawned several spin-off series and toys. The series is seen in over 150 markets worldwide.

Of course, the series has already inspired several films as well, beginning with the first in 1995.

No release date, cast or crew were announced for the new project.



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