After nearly 20 years on TV and a Movie back in the 90s it looks like it is 'Morphin Time!' once again. On May 7, 2014 both Haim Saban creator of the [Power Rangers](movie:1408875) franchise and Lionsgate Chief Executive Oﬃcer Jon Feltheimer announced the two companies are joining forces to bring the multicoloured heroes to the big screen!
They have said that due to the massive fan base worldwide and the massive success from merchandise over the years which includes toys, videos/dvds, books, games, clothing, basically anything a child could desire they are going to re-envision the original series. So it will most likely feature designs that are familiar to adults who grew up watching the show.
Saban said “Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” which no one can deny as it has presented us with plenty of brilliant films over the decades. He also went on to say, “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.”
Lionsgate Chief Executive also said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” said Feltheimer. “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.”
Both seem to truly believe the partnership will result with success and I do not think they are wrong. Think about the success of Ironman who is just a morpher and zord away from being a Power Ranger. It may also spell the start of a new era for Power Rangers depending what rating the films gets when it comes out.
Do you think the movie will be a success of a flop? Are you excited to see what they do with the franchise now a big studio is behind in making the movie?