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The new take on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers looks still on course for a summer 2016 release.
Things have been quiet on the Power Rangers movie reboot front of late, ever since the project was first announced around eight months ago. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz had been hired to pen a screenplay (and Roberto Orci was involved for a time too), but that aside, little else has been heard.
Comicbook.com however has been chatting to actor and martial arts expert Jason David Frank, who has worked on Saban projects in the past, and he's confirmed that the new Power Rangers film will be going before the cameras in 2016.
"The movie is definitely set for this year", he confirmed. "Everything is in place. They won't give me specific details, because it's all like hush-hush". However, "I will tell you it is being filmed this year".
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Actor Jason David Frank, better known to as the Green Ranger from the original run of the "Power Rangers" TV series, has indicated that production will begin on the franchise's cinematic 'restart' sometime this year. Speaking with ComicBook.com, Frank says:
"We're definitely not in a holding pattern. The movie is definitely set for this year. Everything is in place. They won't give me specific details because it's all like hush-hush. Even me, I try. I email Saban and ask them kind of what you're asking me, but they do feel that I'm going to be part of it, because they feel there's no movie, at least, without me.
The funny thing is, one way or another, whether it happens or it doesn't, I've been great to Lionsgate and I've been loyal to Saban. It's not like they owe me, but if I want to ask for a personal favor, »
- Garth Franklin
Back in August, Lionsgate announced that their new Power Rangers movie will hit theaters on July 22, 2016, although the project did hit a slight setback when Roberto Orci backed out as a producer in August. Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) are writing the script, although the project doesn't have a director in place yet. Still, according to original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers TV series star Jason David Frank, who played the Green Ranger, Lionsgate is planning to start production on the Power Rangers movie at some point this year. Here's what he had to say in an interview with ComicBook.com.
"We're definitely not in a holding pattern. The movie is definitely set for this year. Everything is in place. They won't give me specific details because it's all like hush-hush. Even me, I try. I email Saban and ask them kind of what you're asking me, »
In May of last year, Saban Brands and Lionsgate officially announced a new Power Rangers feature film was in the works. Then Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the screenplay. They're writing credits include X:Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. Roberto Orci, who co-wrote J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and Michael Bay's Transformers films, was brought in to be the film's executive producer, but he left because he was too busy getting ready to Star Trek 3. Welp, he's free now. Outside of all of that, we really haven't heard anything new regarding this Power Rangers reboot. Actor/professional martial arist Jason David Frank, who still has strong ties to Saban Brands has said in the past that he will more than likely have a cameo in the new film. In a recent interview with comicbook.com, Frank reiterates his interest »
4 items from 2015
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