It’s Morhphin’ time! Or at least it will be in about a year, Lionsgate has confirmed that the studio has given the new film-adaptation of the popular children’s show a July 22, 2016 release date. The series is based on the long-running Japanese “Super Sentai” show, but if you ever saw an episode of Power Rangers in the past, you probably could could have guess that.
Only about half of each episode featured American actors, while most fight scenes and other masked moments were just footage from the original Japanese show edited in to save money with American voice-overs.
The script for the movie will come from writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, quite a few producers are already attached to the project including Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Roberto Orci. The film will be an origin tale of the Power Rangers, but this isn’t the first film-adaptation of the series. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” first hit theaters in 1995 though it wasn’t quite the sweeping success that the television show managed to claim. “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,” was released in 1997 again to modest ticket-sales.