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'X-Men: First Class' Writers to Script New 'Power Rangers' Movie

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July 15, 2014
Source: THR

Power Rangers

Just over a couple months ago, we reported that Lionsgate was teaming with Saban to create an all-new film franchise featuring the Japanese live-action super team known as the Power Rangers. At the time, all was known was Lionsgate would "re-envision" the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers about a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world. They fight weird alien beings with their array of special weapons and giant vehicles, and now they have a team of writers to give them some new life. More below!

THR reports X-Men: First Class and Thor writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz will script Power Rangers, and they'll have some familiar company. Star Trek and Transformers co-writer Roberto Orci, who will next make his directorial debut on Star Trek 3, will be an executive producer of the film. Orci has a history with Miller & Stentz since they all worked on the Fox sci-fi series "Fringe." We're still not sure just what tone this new Power Rangers will be going for, but we're just glad that Orci isn't writing this one. We don't need Megazord to just be another Optimus Prime with hollow human characters inside it. But now the question is who will end up directing this merchandise machine? Stay tuned for updates.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

What? NO, seriously, What?

Brian Sleider on Jul 15, 2014

2

Indeed, when you thought Hollywood is going downhill with some "reboots" comes... this.

wylles on Jul 16, 2014

3

Orci isn't that bad.

Xerxexx on Jul 15, 2014

4

True.

DAVIDPD on Jul 15, 2014

5

He's not exactly great either :/

Chris Amaya on Jul 15, 2014

6

He's not even good.

cobrazombie on Jul 17, 2014

7

Since when?

cobrazombie on Jul 17, 2014

8

How the hell did they got GOOD WRITERS for Power Rangers movie?! PS: Are you dissing Optimus, Anderton?!

Tuomas Lassila on Jul 15, 2014

9

I just need there to be a Green Ranger. With Green Ranger all is right. All is good.

DAVIDPD on Jul 15, 2014

10

this is the best day ever

Danimal on Jul 15, 2014

11

Wow, Really? Not Kidding? Man, this Movie is going to make TRANSFORMERS look like The Godfather, no matter what writers do this...

wylles on Jul 16, 2014

12

Well get her to write Power Rangers

OfficialJab on Jul 16, 2014

13

[scoffs]

Rock n Rollllll on Jul 16, 2014

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