Lionsgate & Saban Brands announced today that the children's classic TV series Power Rangers will be getting a film of their own!
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
They stated that the film "will re-envision the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers," however it is unclear whether they will be basing the film off one of the many Power Rangers generations, or if they will be creating completely new and original characters for the reboot.
Lionsgate has had massive success with the teen audience with Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Twilight series, but now they are taking to an adaptation for an audience that spans nearly twenty years of TV shows. Though Lionsgate has stayed relatively close to the books of the Hunger Games movies, some fans have complained about other franchises not sticking to their source material.
If Lionsgate were to include DinoZords, would the film just turn into another Pacific Rim? How can you solidify a story based on the over-the-top drama made for relatively young children? There are endless questions fans are dying to know, but unfortunately nothing else has been said about the upcoming movie (or is it movies?).
This announcement follows the big hype of the new TMNT trailers released in the past few months; a TV series that has had a similar TV audience spanning multiple decades. With the current uproar about their CGI'd appearances, could the Power Rangers reboot be setting themselves up for similar criticism?
Perhaps not: fans of Transformers have been fairly satisfied with the movies, having stuck with the movie franchise for 4 movies and now a potential fifth and sixth films according to leaks a few months back.
So, what do you think?