It took a while to get off the ground, but it seems that Lionsgate is confident that it has a hit on its hands with the upcoming big screen reboot of Power Rangers.
Speaking on a conference call (via Variety), Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has stated that: “We are really, really excited about the Power Rangers movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.”
The new film is being directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) and will reimagine the origins of Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as they battle the evil alien witch Rita Repulsa.
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Saban’s “Power Rangers” follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Power Rangers is set for release on March 24th 2017 and will star Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.