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May 7th 2014 at 8:09:26 AM

http://www.powerrangers.com/featurefilmannouncement.pdf

The new film franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.

edited 7th May '14 8:09:44 AM by TheLastEveryMan

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May 7th 2014 at 8:10:38 AM

Here's hoping they keep the camp.

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May 7th 2014 at 8:40:39 AM

Apparently Jason David Frank wants to be in it too. He's telling fans if they want to see him in it to start hitting up Lionsgate requesting it.

So it's official. I gave Saban the idea lol. Let's see who they offer back haha. Email lion gates show then the JDF love. Push the green or white. They might reboot with new people who knows lol. JDF

May 7th 2014 at 11:00:59 AM

So I'm guessing we're looking at a reboot of the original MMPR series since that's the most iconic? I wonder how they'll do the costumes.

May 7th 2014 at 11:14:02 AM

So it's not just going to be a feature film with whoever the current cast is?

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May 7th 2014 at 11:28:29 AM

Dammit, if it was Legendary Pictures, we could've had a Pacific Rim / Godzilla / Power Rangers crossover.

They do have medals for almost, and they're called silver!
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May 7th 2014 at 2:18:53 PM

Why did they post the announcement online as a PDF?

Also, who should be Zordon?

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May 7th 2014 at 2:21:21 PM

All I can say is, I'm preeeeeeeeetty sure Toei's not footing the bill this time. So be prepared to see a return of those awful PVC costumes. You know, if it even gets made.

edited 7th May '14 3:00:08 PM by maxwellelvis

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May 7th 2014 at 2:33:40 PM

[up]What gives you that impression? Toei isn't mentioned AT ALL in the press release, and they spend a large chunk of time highlighting Lionsgate and their franchises.

If anything I'd expect costumes closer to the Tokumei Sentai Go Busters outfits.

edited 7th May '14 2:36:46 PM by comicwriter

May 7th 2014 at 2:41:07 PM

Seeing the response in some other places makes me want to point out Transformers and the upcoming Ninja Turtles films.

May 7th 2014 at 2:45:02 PM

[up]Aren't those a complete different studio and production team?

May 7th 2014 at 2:49:12 PM

Has nothing to do with the reason I bring them up.

May 7th 2014 at 2:52:08 PM

Sure but just by virtue of being "an old franchise someone wants to make a movie out of" doesn't mean it's going to be shitty by virtue of its very existence. Transformers and Ninja Turtles are done by the same producers and same studio so yes it's not hard to imagine why they're shit.

There've been plenty of more successful, better revivals of oldschool franchises (hell most comic book films) that were actually decent.

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May 7th 2014 at 3:01:16 PM

I'm sorry, I misspoke. Toei's definitely not helping with this one in any way. Have you SEEN their updated version of Daizyujin?

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May 7th 2014 at 4:20:38 PM

What's the point of re-envisioning the Power Ranger's Franchise? The large majority of seasons are almost completely unrelated besides the concept of a morphing grid and the odd crossover...oh wait, less thinking, less personalities to draw up. Why come up with something new, we'll just recast an Zordon and Rita, then get to resell half decade old toys.

Oh well, it will be nice to see today's teenagers get a taste of 90s attitude.

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May 7th 2014 at 7:30:33 PM

I've actually developed a remake of MMPR into a movie trilogy over the last few years that harkens fairly close to the source material while updating it with more modern sensibilities. The story sticks pretty close to the original characters and story and not just trying to make it gritty for the sake of gritty. For example I would emphasize Tommy's regret while Brainwashed and Crazy and give him aspects of both The Atoner and Death Seeker. And all the characters don't know each other at first, giving them a chance to bond as Rangers rather than already being best friends. Zack and Jason will have a bit of a power struggle over being the leader, as Zach is more a "Future Senator/Natural Born Leader" while Jason is a mentor for troubled youth, teaching them martial arts.

Story wise it basically condenses the entire Zordon Era (MMPR through "in Space") while retaining the same characters, costumes and megazords. It would flesh out the mythology by going from Rita to Zedd, the "Order of Meledon" that Zordon was a part of and the Zeo crystal comes into play. And some are little things, like making the yellow ranger costume more of a burnt orange (like they did with Bumblebee) and not naming the characters by their colors to avoid Unfortunate Implications.

It's still meant for kids, but just because it's for kids doesn't mean it can't be badass. There are plenty of moments in the various series that are pretty hard core. I could go into more detail about what I would do, but that's not what this thread is about.

May 8th 2014 at 2:11:18 AM

Why did they post the announcement online as a PDF?
You know i'm not sure where the PDF file came from, i just copied the link from another forum. grin

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May 8th 2014 at 4:52:58 AM

[up][up] I think forcing the team dynamics to form dynamically could work quite nicely. Despite its ridiculous name, Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills got that right. Throw a group of teenagers together in the middle of a war and tell them they have to fight, and a lot of their fighting is going to be with each other.

May 8th 2014 at 5:18:25 AM

What does Toei have to say in all of this? Do they even have a say?

[up] if it was Legendary Pictures, we could've had a Pacific Rim / Godzilla / Power Rangers crossover.

I believe new Godzilla would just step on the robots, it's that big.

edited 8th May '14 5:18:53 AM by fusilcontrafusil

May 8th 2014 at 9:04:24 AM

[up]Toei likely has no say. Have they ever had any control over the franchise? I thought their involvement began and ended at cashing some big fat licensing checks.

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May 8th 2014 at 9:22:23 AM

[up]All the control they have is deciding whether or not Saban can skip a season.

Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
May 12th 2014 at 6:46:39 AM

Just thinking, if it's new actors i wonder if there will be new versions of Bulk and Skull. [lol]

edited 12th May '14 6:46:51 AM by TheLastEveryMan

Jun 15th 2014 at 1:18:23 PM

Lionsgate and Jason David Frank will be making a "special appearance" at SDCC for something unrevealed. The website in the link is making a massive leap and saying there will be footage (no way, I doubt there's even a script yet) but there may be some sort of more concrete announcement. Or concept art or something.


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