Lionsgate and Saban have announced today that they will released the reboot feature film of The Power Rangers on...
... July 22, 2016.
The studio's official synopsis for the movie:
"From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Amazing Spider-Man 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world."
While Roberto Orci says:
"[Saban] have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We're not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, 'Listen, I'm your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won't ruin your franchise.' And he said, 'It's very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can't just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I've been doing.' And I said, 'Yes sir!'"
My opinion: I'm just happy Michael Bay isn't involved! :) I was and still am a huge fan of The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and am looking forward to seeing what they will do with this movie.
(FYI: I stopped watching when that little kid (Zeo I think) would grow when he morphed! Pfft!)