2017 Power Rangers Movie Casts Red Ranger

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October 20, 2015;

The official Power Rangers Movie Instagram account released the identity of the actor playing the Red Ranger in their 2017 production of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!

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Dacre Montgomery is pretty much an unknown. His credits include a pilot trailer and a short film. Which means that our soon-to-be fearless leader is fresh, and quite possibly just what the property needs.

#DacreMontgomery is officially suiting up as the #RedRanger. Get excited for the @PowerRangersMovie, coming in 2017!

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Dacre joins Pink Ranger Naomi Scott in Power Rangers, coming 2017!

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Power Rangers Reboot Movie Staff to Include Heavy Hitters

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Broken by website Hollywood News and corroborated by Saban Brands, Lionsgate and Fury Diamond of RangerCrew as a member of Power Force, part of the creative team for the new Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers movie has been announced!

 

Roberto Orci of Transformers and Star Trek fame will be Executive Producer and will be developing the story along with announced script writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, both previously wrote for X-Men: First Class. Haim Saban will be producing along with Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur.

 

According to the article from Hollywood News, Lionsgate Co-President Erik Feig and Executive Vice President of Production and Development Jim Miller will be overseeing the production.

 

Original article on Hollywood News: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/power-rangers-movie-enlists-x-718684

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