The Power Rangers are making their way back to the big-screen in a new feature film coming out of Lionsgate. Now it's being reported that "X-Men: First Class" and "Thor" writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will pen the script. They will be joined by Roberto Orci, who will help develop the story and will serve as executive producer.
Lionsgate is partnering with Saban, who produced "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" in 1995, with the original TV cast members reprising their roles. The cast included Amy Jo Johnson as the adored pink ranger, as well as David Yost, Johnny Yong Bosch, Karen Ashley, Steve Cardenas and Jason David Frank. It focused on a group of teenagers who morphed into Rangers, in order to save the world from aliens.
Locking Miller and Stentz, two writers who have proven they can write one hell of a fun movie, is a huge step in the right direction for a property that many may not be too excited about. Nostalgia often only goes so far but if done right, it can definitely pay off and make a lot of people happy.
Orci is popping up a lot in the news these days. Mostly known for his producing and writing credits, on projects such as "Star Trek Into Darkness", he will soon be making his directorial debut with "Star Trek 3".
After this news, the next big question about this project is obviously, who will direct? We'll know a lot more about what to expect tonally, once that decision has been announced.
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