Looking to launch another sure fire hit with teens, young adults and kids Liongate a leading global entertainment company has signed a deal with Saban to bring a live action feature film of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Liongate has brought us films such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and the recent Divergent. This information announcement was made by it was announced by creator of Power Rangers Haim Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.
According to Forbes.com Saban launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a live action television series more than 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVD’s, comic books and other merchandise.
The two companies noted that, with an extensive and extremely devoted worldwide fan base as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the Power Rangers are primed for the big screen. 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.
I grew up on the Power Ranger an I am pumped to see that final a big budget will be placed behind this lovable franchise. I can remember going to the first movie in the theaters many years back. 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.
I hope they don’t mess it up.