Last month it was announced that Power Rangers fans will have a further eight months to wait before the Mighty Morphin’ heroes return to the big screen for Lionsgate and Saban Brands’ upcoming reboot, with the film being pushed back to January 2017. Now IGN has caught up with director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), who offered up some praise for the script by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor).
“I read the script and was really surprised by it and thought there was a really cool, contemporary, mature but still playful, buoyant and fun take on the material, and was updated in a really interesting way. It had this wonderful character that’s essential to going on a fantastic adventure. I was instantly drawn to it. I remember it as a kid. I grew up with it in South Africa. When I opened the script I had no idea how it was going to be updated, and I was really impressed by it. So I put a really big presentation together, because I needed to win the job. There were a lot of guys going out for it and saw the potential in it, so I put a really big presentation together and was lucky enough to get the job. We’re in sort of a soft pre-production right now, doing a lot of design work and reimagining the world. It’s really cool and exciting.”
Power Rangers is now slated to hit cinemas on January 13th, 2017.