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According to Variety, Lionsgate is in the middle of casting the lead roles in its upcoming "Power Rangers" film reboot, which is written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor). Testing for the role of Jason (The Red Ranger) are Kj Apa ("Shortland Street"), Austin Butler ("Arrow," "The Carrie Diaries") and Mitchell Hope ("Descendants"). Testing for the role of Zack (The Black Ranger) are Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), Ross Butler ("Chasing Life") and Brian Marc ("Major Crimes"). And testing for the role of Kimberly (The Pink Ranger) are Naomi Scott (The Martian) and Stephanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3). The plan is to cast newcomers in the lead role as surround them with big name stars. The reboot is described as a modern reinvention of the long-running franchise. In it, a group of ordinary high school kids find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers »
With the Power Rangers movie reboot set for release in 2017, Variety is reporting that Lionsgate has started testing actors for the team of Mighty Morphin’ heroes.
According to the site, Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), Ross Butler (Chasing Life) and Brian ‘Sene’ Marc (Major Crimes) are testing for the role of Zack (Black Ranger), with Kj Apa (Shortland Street), Austin Butler (The Shannara Chronicles) and Mitchell Hope (The Descendants) up for Jason (Red Ranger) and Naomi Scott (The Martian) and newcomer Stephanie Scott trying out for Kimberley (Pink Ranger).
The report goes on to state that the plan is to fill out the team with fresh faces, with a view to casting a big name as the antagonist.
- Gary Collinson
The Power Rangers movie doesn't hit theaters until 2017, so we have a full year of speculation and rumors to wade through before we even get a first look at footage. Today, mostly respectable trade publication Variety reports that Lionsgate is already testing actors for the movie. No surprise, they are mostly unknowns.
Dean Israelite, best known for his found footage time travel adventure Project Almanac, is directing. The script has been turned into executives at Lionsgate. And so, the production team has set out to find their new teenage Power Rangers, with the movie getting a http://movieweb.com/power-rangers-movie-story-new-team/high school backdrop. Testing for the Black Ranger, whose real name is Zack, are three actors you may have never heard of. And with this reboot, to avoid any misguided claims of stereotyping or invert racist, the Black Ranger will not be African-American. Daniel Zovatto is first up for the role. »
Amongst the actors test are Daniel Zovatto ("It Follows"), Ross Butler ("Chasing Life") and Brian "Sene" Marc for Zack (The Black Ranger); Kj Apa ("Shortland Street"), Austin Butler ("The Shannara Chronicles") and Mitchell Hope ("The Descendants") for Jason (The Red Ranger); and Naomi Scott ("The Martian") and newcomer Stephanie Scott for Kimberley (The Pink Ranger).
The story re-imagines the origins of the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" a group of high school kids who find themselves infused with alien powers and unite to save the world.
The studio is said to be looking for fresh faces for the team, but will likely seek a major name to play the villain - no offers are out regarding that part at this point.
- Garth Franklin
Lionsgate has finally begun casting the lead roles for their big-screen take on the Power Rangers, the ’90s children’s TV series that has since expanded into pretty much every form of media there is, and has remained very popular to this day.
Variety has provided the names of the young actors in the running to play the Black, Pink, and Red Rangers, adding that unknowns are being looked at for the roles of Billy (Blue Ranger) and Trini (Yellow Ranger), while the studio is apparently looking for “a big name” to play the role of the antagonist.
It Follows star Daniel Zovatto, Chasing Life‘s Ross Butler and rapper/singer Brian ‘Sene’ Marc are up for the role of Zack (the Black Ranger), while Shortland Street‘s K.J. Apa, Descendants actor Mitchell Hope, and The Shannara Chronicles’ Austin Butler will compete to wear the helmet of the Red Ranger (Jason). Also, »
- Mark Cassidy
Sources tell Variety the studio is about to begin testing young talent, looking at up-and-coming actors and actresses to make up the team. Sources say Daniel Zovatto (“It Follows”), Ross Butler (“Chasing Life”) and Brian “Sene” Marc are among those testing for Zack (aka the Black Ranger), while Kj Apa (“Shortland Street”), Austin Butler (“The Shannara Chronicles”) and Mitchell Hope (“The Descendants”) are testing for Jason (aka the Red Ranger).
Sources also say Naomi Scott (“The Martian”) and newcomer Stephanie Scott are up for the role of Kimberley (aka the Pink Ranger). Insiders say the studio is looking for fresh faces to fill out the team and will probably look for a big name to play the antagonist for the films, though no »
- Justin Kroll
At one point in time, Terminator Genisys was shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2015, but it never took off the way Paramount had hoped when it debuted in theaters this summer. The sci-fi action sequel opened over the 4th of July weekend in third place, behind holdovers Inside Out and Jurassic World. The film earned only $89.7 million at the domestic box office. But back in August, Terminator Genisys opened big in China, keeping hopes for a sequel alive. Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that, despite a solid showing in international territories, the previously-planned sequels are now on indefinite hold.
Despite earning just $89.7 million domestically, Terminator Genisys has performed well overseas, taking in $350.4 million internationally for a global box office total of $440.1 million. However, the movie, budgeted at $150 million, will still lose money for Paramount. The sequel did manage to pull in $112 million in China alone, »
Having been pushed back to a 2017 release date, it looks like Lionsgate and Saban Brands have locked in its production schedule for the Power Rangers reboot, with Comic Book reporting that the shoot will commence on January 18th 2016 and run through to April 12th.
See Also: Character details for the Power Rangers reboot
Power Rangers is set for release on January 13th 2017, with Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) directing from a script by Burk Sharpless & Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter) and Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz (Thor).
- Gary Collinson
With an early 2017 release date, it was only a matter of time before production kicked off on Lionsgate's upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot and now, thanks to YVRShoots, we know exactly when the film should officially commence. The site is reporting that the Dean Israelite-directed film, which has a script from X-Men: First Class & Thor scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz, is expected to begin filming in Vancouver on January 18th and then wrap sometime around April 12th. The co-production between Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment will shoot under the working title "Shirt." The cast has yet-to-be finalized, but based on this latest report, it's probably a safe bet to assume that we'll start hearing about which five young actors will portray the iconic Rangers much sooner than later. The original '90s phenomenon starred Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, David Yost, Amy Jo Johnson, & Walter Jones as the »
We haven't heard much about Lionsgate's Power Rangers reboot since a June report revealed the names of the five main characters, Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Billy and Zack. Fans of the original Power Rangers TV series will recognize that these are the names of the original main characters. Today we have a new report from Collider that offers new details about each character, who have much more in-depth backstories than were given in the original show. According to this report, all of these characters are 17 years old, with the original report from June listing them as 16.
Jason was a former high school sports legend, "a freshman quarterback with the skills to take him all the way," before he got in a car accident and blew out his knee. The report states that Jason is "a kid in need of redemption" when the movie begins, and that he "lost himself" after the accident. »
Thanks to Collider, we’ve got some character descriptions for Lionsgate’s upcoming big screen reboot of Power Rangers, and they’ll be very familiar to long time fans of the Mighty Morphin’ franchise!
Jason – 17 years old, the makings of someone or something great if he would just get out of his own way. Jason was a legend of this town—a freshman quarterback with the skills to take him all the way. People knew his name. Children wore his jersey. Until, one night Jason wrapped his car around a pole and busted out his knee. Everything Jason was going to become ended in an instant. And with it, he lost himself. When we meet him at the start of the film, he’s a kid in need of redemption. By the end, he’ll be leading this disparate group of teens to shed their individual baggage and find who they truly are. »
- Gary Collinson
While it may not be as popular as it once was, Power Rangers is a franchise which is still going strong, and it might just return to its glory days thanks to an upcoming big screen reboot which is going to reintroduce these characters to a whole new generation of potential fans. Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter) which was later rewritten by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor). Interesting mix, eh? Now, Collider has the scoop on the names of each of the movie's main characters as well as detailed descriptions for each. The names should be familiar to longtime Power Rangers fans, and it's clear that this version of the team will be more fleshed out than previous iterations as they all have quite detailed back stories. Check them out below and let us know »
Following a dormant period off the cultural radar, the Power Rangers are, ahem, powering up for another go on the big screen. Lionsgate has Project Almanac‘s Dean Israelite at the helm of the tween superhero flick, working from a script by X-Men scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. A combination of their respective talents point towards a unique slant on the exhausted Power Rangers IP. And while little has been revealed from the studio about what we can expect when those hypercolor heroes burst back into the public sphere, a stream of new intel has just landed.
Over on Collider, a set of character names and biographies have surfaced. Clueing us in on the teen quintet’s backgrounds, it’s a goldmine of information that’s sure to be of interest to those die-hard fans of the Mighty Morphin gang.
Check out the full rundown below:
Jason – 17 years old, »
- Gem Seddon
The world has been waiting with bated breath for more information on the upcoming Power Rangers movie before they decide whether it will actually be worthwhile. Well, we don't have to wait any longer, because the coveted further details have emerged and we now have an idea about what the Power Rangers movie will consist of. Heroic Hollywood was the first to reveal the first plot details for the upcoming blockbuster, and it looks as though they were able to get their hands on quite a bit of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz’s screenplay. Here’s how it basically breaks down: Jason, Billy, Zack, Kimberley, and Trini are all 16-years-old who will become the new Power Rangers. After travelling to a decommissioned base to check out a dinosaur fossil of a T-Rex they’d found on Google Earth, they come across five power »
With Terminator Genisys hitting theaters in just a few short days, many fans are wondering what's next for the Terminator franchise, if this proves to be a big hit. Skydance Pictures has already set up two more sequels, Untitled Terminator 2, set for May 19, 2017 and Untitled Terminator 3, which will be released on June 29, 2018. Skydance is also developing a Terminator TV series, but we haven't heard anything about it since the project was first announced back in December 2013, when Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller signed on to write the pilot script. While promoting Terminator Genisys, Skydance's David Ellison claims that the TV show is still happening, although he wouldn't offer any specifics about the story.
"It's something that we're developing as we speak. To speak kind of larger to that, one of the things we would love to do at Skydance-it's a very lofty goal-is to build worlds across multiple mediums. »
At the end of 2013, "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller were hired to write a new "Terminator" TV series that had an ambitious concept. It would "follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film's story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways." Well, "Terminator Genisys" is due in cinemas next week, with planned release dates pegged for the sequels (though one wonders how confident Paramount is feeling given the rather muted excitement for the reboot), but nothing has been heard about that TV show. Well, it's still happening, and the plans are still big. "It’s something that we’re developing as we...
- Kevin Jagernauth
At the end of 2013, "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller were hired to write a new "Terminator" TV series that had an ambitious concept. It would "follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film's story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways." Well, "Terminator Genisys" is due in cinemas next week, with planned release dates pegged for the sequels (though one wonders how confident Paramount is feeling given the rather muted excitement for the reboot), but nothing has been heard about that TV show. Well, it's still happening, and the plans are still big. "It’s something that we’re developing as we »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite its release date being moving from summer 2016 to early 2017, progress on the Power Rangers movie is still moving forward. X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the script last year, and Project Almanac director Dean Isrealite was brought aboard to helm the project two months ago. What.s still a mystery is who will be playing the titular heroes, and while we may have to wait longer to learn their identities, it doesn.t sound like any of the leading actors will be recognizable faces. Although casting hasn.t begun yet on the film, Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Lionsgate is looking to cast unknowns as the Rangers themselves, since they.ll be in their late teens. Although this hasn.t been confirmed yet, it wouldn.t be surprising given that the various TV shows have typically hired new talent to don the »
Steve just tracked down two brand new logos at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, one for the upcoming Power Rangers movie and one for director Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt. Lionsgate recently recruited Project Almanac director Dean Israelite to helm Power Rangers. Israelite called Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz's script "mature but still playful" and also noted that the project is currently in a "soft pre-production." The film is due in theaters on January 13, 2017. Gods of Egypt is an Egyptian mythology-inspired action-adventure starring Gerard Butler as Set, the god of darkness who usurps Egypt's throne causing the empire to devolve into chaos. Brenton Thwaites will step in as Bek, a mortal who teams up with the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to take down Set and restore peace and prosperity to the region. Gods of Egypt is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. Here's the official synopsis for Gods of Egypt: Magic, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Amongst last week's collection of remake stories, comfortably the least popular was the news that Big Trouble In Little China is getting a fresh take on it. As we reported, Dwayne Johnson is set to take on Kurt Russell's role in the original, and is also on board as one of the producers. And The Rock himself has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about the project.
"I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized - I'm the same way", he said. "My response is that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter".
In what capacity Johnson wants Carpenter aboard isn't clear. He didn't write the original, »
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