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‘Power Rangers’ film adds executive producer, writers

Credit: Variety

Nostalgia today is America’s drug of choice, especially among millennials, and we will soon be getting our fix.

Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers,” which was announced as the start of a new film franchise in May, has acquired new writers and an executive producer. Roberto Orci has been set to helm the latter role through his newly formed production company, Sneaky Shark, and will help develop the story along with screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

Orci’s writing credits include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” both “Star Trek” films, and “Mission: Impossible III.” Miller and Stentz worked together writing “X-Men: First Class” and “Thor.”

In a statement released by Saban Brands, they stated that they trust Lionsgate in taking the popular franchise to the next level, considering the company’s success with the “Twilight,” “Hunger Games,” and “Divergent” franchises.

Saban first launched “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as a live-action TV series in 1993 and is still in production today, renaming the series with each new season. They also produced “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” released by Fox in 1995. The franchise became an overnight success and a staple of 1990s pop culture.

Plot details haven’t been released yet, but Lionsgate aims to re-envision the Power Rangers as a group of high school teenagers who are given super powers that they must use to save the world by “morphin” into superheroes.

About Michael Jacobo (23 Articles)
20 year old college kid in Orange County, CA. Writer/blogger and aspiring filmmaker.

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