JUST ANNOUNCED! Lionsgate and Saban Brands Team Up for Live Action Power Rangers Film!

BREAKING NEWS! Saban Brands has announced a partnership with Lionsgate to bring us news of a new, re-imagined Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers live action film!

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SANTA MONICA, CA, May 7, 2014 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment 
company, and Saban Brands, a strategic brand management company that acquires and 
builds global consumer brands, are partnering to develop and produce an original live action 
feature !lm based on the iconic Power Rangers property, it was announced today by creator 
of Power Rangers Haim Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  The 
announcement marks another step in Lionsgate’s continued commitment to build a broad 
portfolio of branded properties and franchises with global appeal. 
Saban launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a live action television series more than 20 
years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently 
grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, 
costumes, video games, DVD’s, comic books and other merchandise.
The two companies noted that, with an extensive and extremely devoted worldwide fan base 
as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the Power Rangers are primed for the big 
screen.  The new !lm franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, 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.
 
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said 
Saban.  “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 con!dent 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.” 
 
“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.”

What could this very well mean? Stay tuned-in to THE MONKIE GRID for more information!

More:

  • Full PDF-Version feature film announcement from Saban Brands at PowerRangers.com – HERE – (Dead Link)
  • Press release from Lionsgate – HERE
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One thought on “JUST ANNOUNCED! Lionsgate and Saban Brands Team Up for Live Action Power Rangers Film!

  1. Why does everyone want a reboot? They think they’ll relive their childhood or something? Besides, if it’s gonna have new people they may as well have the new suits. They may as well use Dino Charge suits. Sentai makes new films every year with their new casts.This will be the worst thing to happen to the franchise. Looking at it logically. Kids don’t care much about Power Rangers due to the fact that Superman, Iron Man, and so on made a huge comeback. Making it mature is gonna ruin it. Why because like all Scifi films the guys are gonna be asses and the girls are gonna only be there to give it out for free. It being for 11 year olds helped make it better than everything Scifi has ever made and a few hero reboots because they don’t depend on cheap shots. Space, Time Force, SPD, and even Ninja Storm are great examples of how great a franchise can be that doesn’t have to be dumbed down or raunched.. Star Wars is a great example of a movie meant for 11 year olds spawned a great franchise and they never had to follow the dumb standards Scifi films do. Scifi is very masochistic so there goes the only franchise with a legacy of strong, smart women. Besides, it’s gonna be a flop. If The Green Lantern and those types of films fail and the way the industry is now there is no way Power Rangers can compete now when the original film bombed during its huge popularity. As far as the vet actors are concerned, they don’t care about the franchise they just care about the possible money and fame this may bring now that they realised that the 90s have cult followingshem just like Saban. This will ruin the franchise and it’ll be a joke to everyone and I can’t believe I can’t do anything to save something that meant so much to me from money hungry monsters. As long as they do what Star Wars has generally done which is to keep in mind that kids are more likely to watch those films. Like I said Space and Time Force had a good mix of drama, relationship hinting, fights without cheap shots, and the girls are equals. SPD were cops and Ninja Storm were ninjas and they managed to make two great shows without cheap lower belt shots, guys who don’t think they’re better outside of skills, and girls who hold their own. I guess we’ll see what happens.

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