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"Power/Rangers" Film Revealed

28 February 2015 2:39 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the new "Power/Rangers" short film, produced by an ambitious fan, starring Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica") and James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek"), receiving a stamp of approval from "Power Rangers" rights holders Saban Entertainment:

"...film producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn teamed up to create a bootlegged, revisionist future version of the 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' in a 14 minute short film called 'Power/Rangers', imagining the Rangers have matured past their teenage years, and now live in a much bleaker world.

"The video stars 'Battlestar Galactica' actress Katee Sackhoff as 'Pink Ranger Kimberly' and 'Dawson’s Creek' headliner James Van Der Beek as disgruntled former 'Red Ranger Rocky'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Power/Rangers"...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Power Rangers' Fan Film Returns After Copyright Dispute

28 February 2015 12:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The controversial short Power/Rangers is back online after Saban Brands settled their copyright dispute with the makers of the film. The movie has now returned to Youtube and Vimeo after being pulled by both streaming video sites earlier in the week. And it looks like no further legal action is being pursued. You can also see the video below.

This past week, a tsunami of copyright controversy began to swirl after producer Adi Shankar unveiled his latest entry in the so-called Bootleg Universe, this time debuting a Power/Rangers fan film from Torque and Detention director Joseph Kahn. The 15 minute short was an instant sensation, starring Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee from a script Joseph Kahn wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. They called it a 'deboot' of the Power Rangers franchise, and Saban Brands, who own the Power Rangers copyright, »

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Power Rangers 'fan fiction' reboot back on YouTube

28 February 2015 4:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Power Rangers 'fan fiction' reboot is back on YouTube and Vimeo.

The 14-minute video gained over 12 million views on YouTube before it was pulled from the web. Producer Adi Shankar has also been threatened with legal action.

However, the dispute now appears to have been settled and the video has reappeared on Vimeo with a disclaimer.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition," reads the disclaimer.

"This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product.

"I claim no rights to any of the characters (don't send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the Nsfw version. An alternate safe version is on YouTube."

Joseph Kahn's Power Rangers reboot features James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff as »

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‘Power/Rangers’ Bootleg Returns to Internet, Fans Rejoice

27 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There appears to be a tentative peace in the “Power Rangers” universe between copyright holder Haim Saban and short film producer Adi Shankar, whose “Power/Rangers” bootleg film starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff captivated franchise fans this week. Music video director Joseph Kahn posted the 14-minute “Power Rangers” take-off — his fourth “Bootleg Universe” project — on Monday night, but YouTube removed the video. The video has returned to Vimeo and YouTube for fans’ viewing enjoyment. A Nsfw version appears on Vimeo with the following warning: “The video contains graphic violence, nudity, sexual situations and drug use, and is intended for mature audiences only. »

- Deborah Day

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Cartoon Network's Adventure Time Being Developed into Feature Film

27 February 2015 4:53 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hold onto your lumps, fellow humans, because Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time is heading to the big screen.

RelatedPower/Rangers ‘Bootleg’ Movie Stars James Van Der Beek, Is Awesome

The Emmy Award-winning series — which follows the Finn the Human and his magical dog Jake as they fight to save the mysterious Land of Ooo — is being developed into a feature film, our sister site Deadline reports.

Originally created as a short for Nicktoons’ Random! Cartoons in 2009, Adventure Time premiered as a full-fledged series on Cartoon Network in 2010 and has since aired more than 180 episodes.

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James Van Der Beek on ‘Debooting’ Power Rangers and Being Caught With a Gay-Porn Version of Dawson’s Creek

27 February 2015 6:46 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Just minutes before James Van Der Beek spoke with Vulture Wednesday afternoon, the viral video he stars in, Power/Rangers, had been taken off the internet. Haim Saban, the creator of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, claimed copyright infringement and got both Vimeo and YouTube to take down the offending content. But anyone who caught the video, which had amassed over 12 million views in a couple of days, could tell you Power/Rangers was nothing like the original kid’s show. Producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn called it a “deboot” because it was a dystopic reimagining of what might have happened to the Power Rangers if you stopped to consider that the characters were actually child soldiers recruited to fight in an intergalactic war. In addition to starring as rogue Red Ranger Rocky, Van Der Beek also helped shape the script. Vulture spoke to the actor »

- E. Alex Jung

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Power Rangers Short Removed From YouTube

27 February 2015 4:56 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

That mighty morphed take on the Power Rangers that flooded the internet this week has caused quite a stir, welcomed by fans but scathed by the company that own the IP. The short that starred Katee Sackhoff and James Van der Beek was laced with death, destruction and drug use – and it was flat out brilliant too. Still, the short got a firm thumbs down from the original shows founders, Saban Brands, who have requested the video to be taken down.

The short films disappearing act from YouTube follows a similar exit from Vimeo after Saban gave the same request to cease and desist. Even with its removal, Power/Rangers still managed to get a whopping 12 million views in just two days. The action is all courtesy of Saban’s future plans to reboot the Rangers for their own film which is set to arrive July 22, 2016 with Lionsgate. Of course now, »

- Nicholas Staniforth

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Original Power Rangers cast members give their thoughts on Adi Shankar’s fan-movie

27 February 2015 4:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week, producer Adi Shankar dropped his latest fan-made movie Power/Rangers, a gritty reboot to the classic 90s kids show Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The movie has since been taken down by request of Saban, but it was seen by several of the original cast.

We’ve already heard from original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, who said that its R-rated mentality didn’t, “fly with him”. But what did the others make of it?

Amy Jo Johnson, who played the Pink Ranger, called it, “pretty amazing” and praised Katee Sackhoff’s performance of Kimberly, while the first Black Ranger Walter Jones said, “the Power Rangers deboot [deboot?] was exciting and well done but not acceptable for the majority of our fan base.”

Steve Cardenas, whose Rocky was portrayed by James Van Der Beek in the short said he, “kinda liked it”, but claimed that his Rocky would never turn on his fellow Rangers. »

- Luke Owen

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Power Rangers Fan Video Yanked From YouTube; Filmmakers Vow To Fight

26 February 2015 3:38 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A 14-minute Power Rangers fan video starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff that received more than 12 million YouTube views in two days has been yanked off the site after a copyright challenge by owner Saban Brands. The short film's producer is now vowing to put up a legal fight. The Power/Rangers video was posted Tuesday on YouTube and Vimeo and was almost immediately taken down from Vimeo after the site received a complaint from billionaire Haim Saban’s company… »

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Power Rangers Fan Video Yanked From YouTube; Filmmakers Vow To Fight

26 February 2015 3:38 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

A 14-minute Power Rangers fan video starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff that received more than 12 million YouTube views in two days has been yanked off the site after a copyright challenge by owner Saban Brands. The short film's producer is now vowing to put up a legal fight. The Power/Rangers video was posted Tuesday on YouTube and Vimeo and was almost immediately taken down from Vimeo after the site received a complaint from billionaire Haim Saban’s company… »

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Green Ranger Hates That Dark, Gritty Power Rangers Video, Here's Why

26 February 2015 7:12 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Since hitting the web a couple days ago, Joseph Kahn and Adi Shankar.s short film, Power/Rangers, has blasted past 11 million views on YouTube. (It was pulled from Vimeo, but that.s another story altogether.) The reaction from fans has been overwhelmingly positive, but there.s one prominent figure from the Rangers universe that doesn.t care for it: the original Green Ranger, Jason David Frank. Frank recently posted a video reaction to Power/Rangers on his Facebook page. While he didn.t take issue with the production value or the performances by James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackoff, he didn.t care for the cuss words.  I know there's a lot of fans out there that love it and all that stuff, but I'm just a PG-13 guy. The cuss words, the drugs, all this other stuff . it doesn't fly with me. . The problem is that [Power »

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Power Rangers fan movie director says Saban are trying to shut it down

25 February 2015 10:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been the talk of the Internet for the last couple of days, but the Power Rangers fan movie Power/Rangers has found a powerful enemy. No, not original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, but Saban, the studio behind the show.

According to Power/Rangers director Joseph Khan, Saban have been harassing him to take the movie down, which has already lead to Vimeo taking the movie down. It is still available on YouTube.

“Saban is trying to shut Power/Rangers down,” Kahn tweeted. “If you’d like to keep watching, tell them to stop harassing me.”

Vimeo has taken the movie down after requests from Scg Power Rangers LLC, a division of Saban, who are co-producing the big screen reboot with Lionsgate. Khan however claims Power/Rangers is a parody and well within the fair use doctrine of Us law.

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- Luke Owen

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Gritty ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Fights Legal Battle With Rights Holder

25 February 2015 10:16 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Yesterday, we shared Power/Rangers, a short film that provides a dark reimagining of its titular franchise. According to director Joseph Kahn, if this concept interests you, you should watch the film now, because he has "no idea how long it'll be up." Kahn and his team are in the midst of a legal kerfuffle with Haim Saban, who owns the rights to the Power Rangers franchise.

Power/Rangers, which stars James van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff, arrived on producer Adi Shankar's YouTube channel at midnight on February 24th. In the first 36 hours after its release, it drew more than 6.5 million views, with bloggers and Redditors alike taking a shine to it.

As soon as Power/Rangers soared up the YouTube charts, its legal troubles began. On Twitter, Kahn claimed that Saban, who is producing a film version of Power Rangers alongside Lionsgate, has been "harassing" him about potential copyright infringement. »

- Sam Gutelle

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Watch: ‘The Power Rangers’ Gets Gritty in Fan Film Starring James Van Der Beek

25 February 2015 9:49 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

If you haven’t caught the darkest reimagining of the ’90s kid’s show “The Power Rangers” to hit the Internet, be sure to check out this bloody, betrayal-filled short film, starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff (the creepy mom from “Oculus”). As a part of Bootleg Universe, where producer Adi Shankar deconstructs and rebuilds popular shows and films as he sees fit, “Power/Rangers” is directed by Joseph Kahn, and centers on Red Ranger Rocky (Van Der Beek) and his visceral interrogation of Pink Ranger Kelly (Sackhoff) in a futuristic, dystopian fantasy world complete with impressive special effects. Inspired by this post? Check out our film audition listings! »

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Original Green Ranger Jason David Frank was not a fan of Adi Shankar’s Power Rangers fan movie

25 February 2015 4:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Adults of a certain age will know the name of Jason David Frank, the man who played Tommy Oliver aka Green Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Since the show ended, Frank has been a huge supporter of the franchise and is currently trying to get a role in the upcoming Lionsgate reboot.

Yesterday saw the launch of Adi Shankar’s Power/Rangers, a gritty R-rated fan film which starred Katee Sackoff and James Van Der Beek [watch it here]. Fans loved it, but what did Jason David Frank think?

“I was approached about a year, year and a half ago by the guy who made it to be in the film, ” he posted to his Facebook page. “There were a lot of fan films going on at the time and me and Aaron, Bat in the Sun were working on the Green Ranger project and future stuff like Green Ranger »

- Luke Owen

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Power Rangers 'fan fiction' film producer could face legal action

25 February 2015 3:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The producer of a Power Rangers 'fan fiction' film could face legal action following alleged 'harassment' from franchise owner Haim Saban.

Music video director Joseph Kahn produced a 14-minute video titled Power/Rangers, which soon went viral after going live on Monday (February 23).

The official Power Rangers movie is to be released on July 22, 2016 and Kahn's reboot spoof - titled Power/Rangers and starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff - has received almost 5 million views and counting.

It was taken down by Vimeo, who released a statement to Kahn, saying: "Vimeo is the host for your videos and as a host for user-generated content we are fully compliant with the notice and takedown provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

"It looks like your video was removed due to a copyright infringement claim by: Tim Quinlan, Scg Power Rangers LLC."

Writing on Twitter, Kahn defended his short film, »

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This gritty Power Rangers reboot is insane

25 February 2015 12:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Power/Rangers is a crazy fan film that shows the team as grown-ups in a hard sci-fi setting. Watch it here...

Okay, so remember when we all thought Katee Sackhoff was playing Captain Marvel because of some cryptic stuff she was posting on social media? Those were good times. Because, for real, she needs to play Captain Marvel.

Anyway, that's not what she was working on. It was this crazy Power Rangers "bootleg" from Adi Shankar and Joseph Kahn. We don't usually run fan films on Den of Geek, simply because there are so many good ones that if we start chasing that rabbit, we won't have time for much else.

But Power/Rangers (actual spelling) is too cool to ignore. Full of graphic violence, naughty language, and James Van Der Beek this is certainly more "Power Rangers for grown-ups" than whatever that movie that's coming out in 2016 is supposed to be. »

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Dark Power Rangers Short Film with James Van Der Beek

25 February 2015 12:16 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Torque" director Joseph Kahn has been working on a "Power Rangers" short film. But it's nothing like the big screen reboot that Lionsgate has been planning. Kahn's stars James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff, and is far from being kid-friendly. "Overall, it's a very serious thing," Kahn told HitFix. "The joke isn't that you're laughing at each particular scene; the joke is that we did this 'f*ck you' thing in the first place. You're going to look at it and you go 'wow I can't believe they f*cking did that.'" In the short film, Van Der Beek plays Rocky, a former Power Rangers member who takes the Pink Ranger (Sackhoff) hostage. Check it out below. Short Film: »

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Watch: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek Kick Ass in ‘Power Rangers’ Fan Film

24 February 2015 4:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Power Rangers are all grown up and the future looks … dark.

Film producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn teamed up to created a bootlegged, revisionist future version of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” in 14 minute short film called “Power/Rangers.” The fan film imagines that the Rangers have matured past their teenage years, and now live in a much bleaker world.

The video stars “Battlestar Galactica” actress Katee Sackhoff as Pink Ranger Kimberly (a role originated by Amy Jo Johnson in the TV series), and “Dawson’s Creek” headliner James Van Der Beek as disgruntled former Red Ranger Rocky (played by Steve Cardenas on the show).

In the short, Rocky has captured Kimberly, and is interrogating her, trying to figure out the location of Green Ranger Tommy who is apparently the only other Ranger still alive. The film features blood, bad language and a killer twist.

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- Seth Kelley

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Watch: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek Kick Ass in ‘Power Rangers’ Fan Film

24 February 2015 4:28 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Power Rangers are all grown up and the future looks … dark.

Film producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn teamed up to created a bootlegged, revisionist future version of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” in 14 minute short film called “Power/Rangers.” The fan film imagines that the Rangers have matured past their teenage years, and now live in a much bleaker world.

The video stars “Battlestar Galactica” actress Katee Sackhoff as Pink Ranger Kimberly (a role originated by Amy Jo Johnson in the TV series), and “Dawson’s Creek” headliner James Van Der Beek as disgruntled former Red Ranger Rocky (played by Steve Cardenas on the show).

In the short, Rocky has captured Kimberly, and is interrogating her, trying to figure out the location of Green Ranger Tommy who is apparently the only other Ranger still alive. The film features blood, bad language and a killer twist.

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- Seth Kelley

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