Go, go Power Rangers! The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers are staging a big screen comeback.
It’s been more than 20 years since the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers made their TV debut (a feature film followed) and a version of the Power Rangers has been in production since. The new film will “re-envision” the classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The premise of the new film doesn’t stray too far from the show, which featured a group of high school kids infused with “unique and cool” super powers.
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” Power Rangers creator Haim Saban said in a statement. “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.”
The original series starred Amy Jo Johnson, Jason David Frank, Thuy Trang, David Yost, Walter Jones and Austin St. John. The first Mighy Morphin’ Power Rangers movie was released in 1995 and made more than $66 million worldwide.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, said in a statement. “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.”
No release date has been announced.