For years fans of the Power Rangers have been clamoring for a serious version of the franchise to be shown on the big screen. Well, it looks like they’re about to get their wish. The franchise, which has been running for nearly 20 years, is officially getting a big screen reboot thanks in part to a newly formed Saban production company and Lion’s Gate.
Saban make this statement:
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level. 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.”
Lion’s Gate made this statement:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise. 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.”
This sounds like wonderful news. The only thing that will really send me over the top is if they bring back Jason David Frank. That’s all I want. Do whatever you want with the story. Give a new team powers, don’t care. But just put Jason David Frank in it as Tommy Oliver. That’s all that I want.