Joseph Kahn Releases Power Rangers Bootleg

As much a mystery as anything for quite some time, most of what we knew about this project came from vague hints dropped by director Joseph Kahn and actress Katee Sackhoff as well as clues uncovered by the fandom’s very own Nightmere10 of The Power Scoop.

Meant to be a deconstructed, darker, cyberpunk-esque take on Power Rangers, this VFX-heavy masterpiece takes the world of Power Rangers and puts it on its head with a design and skill of that which is more often seen in a film with a large budget.

Many kudos to Mr. Kahn, Katee Sackhoff, and the entire crew behind this project, and we applaud you for such a surprise kept well-hidden!

From project page on Vimeo:


Katee Sackhoff – Kimberly/Pink
James Van Der Beek – Rocky
Russ Bain – Tommy/Green
Will Yun Lee – General Klank
Gichi Gamba – Zack/Black


Director: Joseph Kahn
Writers: Joseph Kahn, James Van Der Beek, Dutch Southern
Producers: Adi Shankar, Jil Hardin
Executive Producers: Justin Smith, David Kang, Raymond Watt, Michael S. Kim
Co-producers: Renn Brown, Kathy Palmer
Cinematographer: Christopher Probst
Production Designer: Brett Hess
Costume Designer: Edda Gudmunsdottir
Stunt/Fight Coordinator: Don Theerathada/87 Eleven
Sound Designer: Fletcher Alliston
Music by: Brain and Melissa
Visual Effects: Ingenuity Engine
Visual Effects Supervisors: David Lebensfeld, Grant Miller, Chris Watts

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“The Ranger” Coming Back Spring 2015


Image courtesy of The Ranger Facebook page.

After becoming widely lauded throughout the fandom, it should be no surprise that The Ranger, starring and written by Matt Jayson, will be getting a second installation!

Taking place after the first episode, Matt had this to say on the upcoming project:

Well, the fans really took to the first one and I was very moved by the outpouring of fans I met at Power Morphicon. Myself and the director were only going to do one and done. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to top the first one, the director was looking out for me saying that it could typecast me in Hollywood.

We both wanted to keep making movies. I wanted to develop Ranger into a series, he suggested I move on to other things.

We came to an agreement to make another film featuring Jason, but not have it necessarily be an MMPR film. That being said, this film still does take place after the events of the first film.

What I want to convey is that when enough fans get together, anything can happen.

Keep a weather eye on The Monkie Grid this Spring, because when it releases, we’ll be posting it right here!

Curious about the first installation of The Ranger? Check it out here in our article!

Also, be sure to check out Matt Jayson and give him a shout-out on Twitter, @mattjay_son!

Zordon of Eltar Trailer Released


Releasing a day early, the trailer for Zordon of Eltar is now online! And after you watch the video, check out their Facebook page linked below and tell them The Monkie Grid sent you!

You can see in the trailer a number of homages to the original series, as the movie follows a young Zordon long before his cultivation of a certain five “overbearing and overemotional human beings”. See how many characters YOU recognize just in the trailer alone!

MMPR Fan Project Update and New Ep.1 Footage


The folks behind MMPR have been hard at work finishing up Episode One of their filming project. Actress Dina Cataldi (MMPR Blue Ranger) and Executive Producer Mack Khur take time to explain some of the matters behind Episode One’s release. Following suit is new, exclusive footage featuring Dina Cataldi encountering the Silver Guardians.

Zordon of Eltar: A Power Rangers Fan Film

Of course, we at The Monkie Grid love to help bring fan projects to light, and thus, after seeing it on RangerCrew, we just HAD to share this teaser trailer with you all!

Rita Repulsa official

Rita Repulsa

Zordon of Eltar is a fan film that takes place long before the Power Rangers of Angel Grove were a glint in their daddy’s daddy’s daddy’s eye, focusing on the origins of Zordon and his fight against Rita Repulsa. Currently in development, this trailer signifies the great deal of progress that has been made since the project’s beginnings.

Cisco Davis, Jr., the fan film’s creator, has made it clear that he wants to create a film that not only expands on a time not covered, but also stay true to what already exists.


This project also now has a Kickstarter! Check it out here:

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