ByMark Newton, writer at Creators.co
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Mark Newton

A potential Power Rangers reboot has been floundering around Hollywood for quite some time. However, it now seems a director has been attached to the project, hopefully meaning it can now go, go (Power Rangers!) ahead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dean Israelite is currently in talks to helm Liongate's live-action big screen reboot of the 1990s children's classic. Currently, Israelite's only widely known release was last year's Chronicle-esque time adventure, Project Almanac. Although that film ultimately divided critical and audience reaction, it does at least share some similarities with the apparent reboot's story - y'know, the whole teenagers getting into sci-fi trouble thing. You can check out the Project Almanec trailer below:

Written by X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the upcoming Power Rangers movie will act as a kind of origin movie for the franchise, showing the team of teenagers gain their powers and come together in order to save the world.

The Power Rangers original creator, Haim Saban, will produce the reboot, as will The Hunger Games producer, Alison Shearmur.

It is currently due to arrive in US theaters on July 22, 2016.

Source: TheHollywoodReporter

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