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- El Mayimbe
Last week it was announced that Roberto Orci (Star Trek) had signed on to executive produce the upcoming Power Rangers reboot, as well as developing the story with Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class), who will pen the screenplay. During an interview with IGN, Orci has discussed working with Haim Saban on the latest big screen version of the long-running series, promising that “I won’t ruin your franchise”.
“One of the first things we did was learn and read,” says Orci. “They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, »
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate is in the process of developing their feature film adaptation of Power Rangers. Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) is an executive producer on the project, and Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) are currently writing the script.
IGN had an opportunity to speak with Orci about the film, and he talked about how it will connect to the original series:
"One of the first things we did was learn and read... They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We're not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, 'Listen, I'm your man. Miller and Stenz, »
- Joey Paur
It was recently announce that there will be a new big screen adaptation of The Power Rangers coming in 2016. Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) will be executive producing, with Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) writing the script.
IGN sat down with Orci and discussed what connections, if any, the new film will have with the old series.
IGN: Presumably it's not tied to the 21-year of history of the show. Are you going to use the same characters from the original series?
Orci: One of the first things we did was learn and read... They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We're not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. »
- Philip Sticco
Original Power Rangers cast members could have cameos in the upcoming movie reboot.
Asked if there was a possibility for original cast cameos, Orci replied: "Of course. That's something we want to rely on the Saban group to tell us.
"They have a lot of internal knowledge of their franchise and we're just learning now. We've seen it only as fans, but they actually know it inside and out, so I'd love to know what fans want to see."
Promising not to ruin the franchise, Orci said that the film would have a continuity within the Power Rangers world.
"It's got a continuity within the world," he continued. "I can't tell you what, but it does have a continuity.
"We read through the synopsis of everything »
Amongst the collection of projects that Roberto Orci is juggling right now (of which the next Star Trek film is one) is an overseeing role on the reboot of the Power Rangers movie series. He's developing the plot for the film, which will the be written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who worked together on X-Men: First Class).
He's since been chatting to IGN about the project, and revealed that "One of the first things we did was learn and read...They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We're not just a leave it behind reboot".
Nostalgia for pop culture of the past is at an all-time high right now, as all of our favorite films, TV series and cartoons of the ’80s and ’90s continue to be recreated for a new generation. Yet for every remake that does well according to critics and fans, there’s another one out there that ends up missing the mark.
This is the challenge facing the new Power Rangers reboot from executive producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class), which hopes to “re-envision” and share the classic children’s series with a wider audience. In order to do so, however, the franchise of more than twenty years must be condensed into a ...
- Araceli Roach
The upcoming reboot of the "Power Rangers" franchise at Lionsgate is picking up steam with last week's hiring of "X-Men: First Class" scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz, while "Star Trek" and "Transformers" scribe Roberto Orci has come onboard as executive producer.
Now, Orci has spoken about the project, which is still in very early days yet, and surprisingly reveals that it's Not a reboot but rather a refresh (ala "Doctor Who") as it will exist in continuity with the world of the TV series but serve as a good launching point for newcomers. He tells IGN:
"One of the first things we did was learn and read… [Saban] has 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We're not just a leave it behind reboot. »
- Garth Franklin
Back in May, Lionsgate announced that the studio is teaming up with Haim Saban's Saban Brands for a new Power Rangers movie that was expected to be a complete reboot of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers TV series. Roberto Orci, who signed on last week to executive produce and develop the story with writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, revealed in a new interview with IGN that there will be a connection between the movie and the iconic TV series.
"One of the first things we did was learn and read... They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a »
Last week it was revealed that Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter Roberto Orci was stepping onboard Lionsgate's big screen reboot of Saban's Power Rangers. He will develop the plot for the film along with X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. IGN caught up with Orci to talk about the project and he revealed some interesting behind-the-scenes bits about working with Saban. »
Roberto Orci, who is one of the men responsible for Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, promised Haim Saban he wouldn't ruin the Power Rangers franchise. Saban believed him and that is how he became one of the producers on the project. And that is just some of what Orci told IGN in a recent interview. For the most part Orci gave vague responses, especially when asked about the continuity. "It's got a continuity within the world," told IGN. "I can't tell you what, but it does have a continuity. As for a potential director? That'll have to wait. When X-Men: First Class' screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz do complete their script, that is when Orci and the rest of his team will search out the best director for Power Rangers. And Orci provided hope that there could be cameos for the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers »
Back in May we were stunned to hear Lionsgate and Saban Brands announce a new Power Rangers movie; then last week we learned that X-men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz will be writing the screenplay. Needless to say, fans of the many incarnations of the Rangers were wondering how this might stand with the popular TV series we all watched (admit it). Transformers and Star Trek producer Roberto Orci recently opened up to IGN about their plans for the movie which is still in »
- Graham McMorrow
Lionsgate and Saban’s Power Rangers movie picked up a considerable amount of steam last week with the news that X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz will be writing the screenplay. Moreover, Transformers and Star Trek alum Roberto Orci has come aboard the project as executive producer. Details regarding the adaptation of the popular 1990s TV series have been scarce, but Orci recently opened up a bit about their plans for the movie. It’s still early days as the script hasn’t yet been written, but Orci revealed that the film will exist in continuity with the world of the TV series and also discussed the kind of research that he, Miller, and Stenz have been doing in preparation for the script. More after the jump. Speaking with IGN, Orci said he and the writing team have been thumbing through the canonical history of Power Rangers »
- Adam Chitwood
10-year-old Neel Sethi will play the part of Mowgli in Disney's The Jungle Book for director Jon Favreau. As Mowgli, Neel will be the only actor onscreen in the film, which is a combination of live-action and animation already featuring the talents of Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong'o as Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera. The film will be released in 3D on October 9, 2015. Focus Features has acquired the Jesse Owens biopic Race for distribution. The film will feature Stephan James (Selma) in the lead role as the record-breaking winner of four Olympic gold medals in 1936 with Jason Sudeikis starring as Owens' coach and mentor Larry Snyder and Jeremy Irons as Avery Brundage, the head of the American Olympic committee who fought to have the 1936 Olympics take place in Berlin. Stephen Hopkins (Predator 2, "House of Lies") is directing with filming to take place »
- Brad Brevet
Roberto Orci (Transformers and Star Trek movies) has also joined the team as executive producer. Orci is best known as one half of the screenwriting duo with his partner Alex Kurtzman, though they recently split to focus on different projects. Orci will develop the Power Rangers story with Miller and Stentz.
The Power Rangers was a popular TV show in the '90s. There was also a movie in 1995.
The new movie promises to be "completely re-envision the Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world."
- Laura Frances
Lionsgate announced back in May that they will be developing a new big screen adaptation of Power Rangers. THR is now reporting that the studio has hired X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to write the project, and they've also brought on Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers) as an executive producer.
Saban launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a live-action TV series over 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. My kids absolutely love this series, and they were beside themselves with joy when I told them a movie was being made.
It's great that they got a couple of talented writers to work on this thing. It means there's a really good chance it will turn out better than the previous two movies released by 20th Century Fox: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie »
- Joey Paur
Roberto Orci, one of the writers behind the "Transformers," "Star Trek" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" movies, revealed that he won't return for "The Amazing Spider-Man 3." Instead, he just signed on to work on the upcoming "Power Rangers" film. Orci will serve as an executive producer, but will also help craft the story with "X-Men: First Class" writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who will then write the script. The new movie promises to completely re-envision the Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique superpowers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world. »
If you thought the new Power Rangers reboot was going to be the kind of movie kids dragged their parents to see, you may want to guess again. Lionsgate and Saban Brands have upped their game by hiring an impressive trio of writers to get the garishly-spandexed show back on the road. Not only have X-men: First Class’s Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz been brought aboard, but writer/superproducer Roberto Orci (Transformers) is on exec duties, as well as creating the story with Miller and Stentz.
The end result should be a far cry from the frantic Saturday morning goings-on of the original series, that combined teeny bopper martial arts action with stock footage from Japan’s Super Sentai show. A big question will be how a group who are used to scribing for the likes of Star Trek and Thor can lend weight to this project without changing »
- Steve Palace
There looks to be some movement on Lionsgate’s forthcoming Power Rangers update, with the writing team behind X-Men: First Class having signed on to produce a script. Heat Vision reports that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have officially joined the project, while Roberto Orci is also on board in an Executive Producer capacity. Orci will assist Miller and Stentz in developing a story, before the duo go on and begin work on a fully-blown script, and Orci turns his focus back to Star Trek 3. At this stage we’ve no idea what...
- George Wales
The new live action Power Rangers movie, announced back in May, has attracted some fresh personnel.
Furthermore, Roberto Orci has joined the project as executive producer. Orci, set to be confirmed as director of the next Star Trek film shortly, recently revealed that he'd departed The Amazing Spider-Man 3. It's unclear what he'll be doing in exchange for his executive producer credit here, but we'd guess he'll be overseeing the screenplay for a start.
We're no date yet as to when to expect Power Rangers. But we'll keep you posted...
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