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The "Neuromancer" Movie Is Still Alive

19 May 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The long in the works film adaptation of William Gibson's acclaimed sci-fi novel "Neuromancer," which at last report stalled several years ago, has apparently found a new lease on life.

Screen reports that UK-based Gfm Films has been joined by Chinese media company C2M Media Group which has stepped up with financing for the project. The pair will now co-develop and produce the film with the first priority being the hiring of a new writer and director.

Several people have been previously attached to the project, most notably Vicenzo Natali ("Cube") and Joseph Kahn ("Torque"). At present, the only linked name is producer Lucas Foster ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith"). »

- Garth Franklin

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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, »

- MovieWeb

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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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Saban targets Joseph Kahn's 'Power Rangers' film: 'Tell them to stop harassing me'

24 February 2015 2:51 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have you watched "Torque" and "Detention" director Joseph Kahn's HitFix-premiered "Power Rangers" fan film yet? As of this writing, you can still catch the Sfw version on YouTube. The Nsfw version, on the other hand? Apparently Vimeo's "Staff Pick of the Day" recommendation wasn't enough to keep the video-sharing site from taking it down -- presumably under pressure from "Power Rangers" copyright holder Saban Entertainment. "Saban is trying to shut Power/Rangers down," wrote Kahn on Twitter. "If you'd like to keep watching, tell them to stop harassing me." Indeed, despite satire being protected under the First Amendment -- that part of the Constitution which has allowed fan-made films to flourish online -- "Power/Rangers" seems to be under attack in part, perhaps, due to its affiliation with a known Hollywood director. "Hey @vimeo my Power/Rangers short you took down is protected under fair/use/free speech/satire, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Watch: Here's That Dark and Gritty 'Power Rangers' Movie You Never Knew You Always Wanted

24 February 2015 1:04 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

For years now there's been this hunger from fans to watch "dark and gritty" movies starring characters they grew up with. The success of Bryan Singer's X-Men movies and then Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy helped fuel Hollywood's desire to bring more of these kinds of stories to the big screen, and now they're everywhere. From The Avengers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Fantastic Four, we now live in the age of "The Dark and Gritty Reboot." Producer Adi Shanker (The Grey, Dredd) teamed with filmmaker Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) on what they're calling a "bootleg fan film" that sort of deconstructs not just the dark and gritty reboot, but also the ways in which fans love to devour this type of content...

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- Erik Davis

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Power Rangers Goes Gritty With James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff

24 February 2015 12:09 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This isn't the Power Rangers you grew up with. Dawson's Creek veteran James Van Der Beek and Battlestar Galactica and Longmire fan-favorite Katee Sackhoff got their morphing time on in a 14-minute gritty flick—seriously, there's lots of blood, naked women and stuff you definitely wouldn't see on Saturday morning—from director Joseph Kahn. His other credits include Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" music video, Torque and several other of your favorite music videos. The film comes with this disclaimer: "Power/Rangers: Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg »

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R-Rated ‘Power/Rangers’ with Katee Sackhoff & James Van Der Beek takes ‘fan film’ to a new level

24 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Updated: Hollywood’s habit of rebooting campy old properties into “dark” and “gritty”, Nolan-esque movies has grown tiring for a long time. No material is sacred, and no material is too ridiculous to be unironically rehashed.

One of the lesser titles on that long list of remakes are the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, a horribly silly ’90s staple that by 2016 when the official Lionsgate movie is released will be 20 years removed from when the original show went off air.

Joseph Kahn’s short film Power/Rangers isn’t that.

Starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) in Kahn’s “fan film”, one that doesn’t “reboot” the old property but extends its story threads to their natural, grim and bloody conclusion, Power/Rangers is an intense and dense fan story that takes fan filmmaking to a new level.

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- Brian Welk

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'Power Rangers' Short Film with Katee Sackhoff Is Insane!

24 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, producer Adi Shankar unveiled the next film in his Bootleg Universe, a new short entitled Power/Rangers, based on the popular film and TV franchise which will be rebooted in next year's Power Rangers. This is the fourth short film in the Bootleg Universe, following The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and last year's Judge Dredd: Superfiend.

Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee star as characters from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers hit TV series. Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) directs from a script he co-wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. Here's a statement from Joseph Kahn from his Vimeo page, where fans can watch the unrated cut of the short film.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg »

- MovieWeb

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'Power Rangers' Short Film with Katee Sackhoff Is Insane!

24 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, producer Adi Shankar unveiled the next film in his Bootleg Universe, a new short entitled Power/Rangers, based on the popular film and TV franchise which will be rebooted in next year's Power Rangers. This is the fourth short film in the Bootleg Universe, following The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and last year's Judge Dredd: Superfiend.

Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee star as characters from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers hit TV series. Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) directs from a script he co-wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. Here's a statement from Joseph Kahn from his Vimeo page, where fans can watch the unrated cut of the short film.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: R-Rated 'Power Rangers' Short Film Starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff

24 February 2015 7:51 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Well this is a bit of a curious thing. While Lionsgate preps a new Power Rangers movie for July 22, 2016, Joseph Kahn has directed an R-rated short film inspired by the kid-targeted action property. The new film is said to be a "modern reinvention" of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but I doubt it will have much in common with Kahn's vision. In an accompanying video Kahn, who directed the awful 2004 movie Torque, says, "I think the trick that I really wanted to do with this was to make that dark and gritty version that everybody keeps talking about, but really do it. Really see if I could totally accomplish it with essentially a really incredible incredibly silly property." While the short isn't what I would necessarily call "good", it is a fun little watch and the fact it features James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff hamming it up is mildly amusing. »

- Brad Brevet

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Katee Sackhoff Stars in R-Rated 14-Minute 'Power Rangers' Short

24 February 2015 7:25 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Previously we've seen a couple of impressive short films from producer Ari Shankar from the comic book universe. Joe Lynch directed Truth in Journalism, a take off on the Spider-Man character Venom, and Mike Pecci directed The Dead Can't Be Distracted, which was a bootleg version of The Punisher. Now Shankar is back with Power/Rangers, a gritty, R-rated, 14-minute short film directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque) that adapts "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers." The film certainly puts an interesting twist on the mythology of the Japanese imported action adventure, and it's much different from the eventual big screen take on the way. Plus, it stars James Van Der Beek and Katie Sackhoff, which is just completely surreal. Watch! Here's Joseph Kahn & Adi Shankar's short film Power/Rangers (via HitFix): And if you're wondering just why Shankar decided to make this movie, here you go: Interestingly enough, Kahn wasn't »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sackhoff Stars In "Power Rangers" Short

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The big screen reboot of the "Power Rangers" franchise is still a year off, but today "Torque" director Joseph Kahn and "Dredd" producer Adi Shankar have come up with something that should get fans excited and premiered it via HitFix.

In the tradition of Shankar's "Punisher" and "Venom" fan film shorts comes the 14-minute "Power/Rangers," a dark and very adult sequhttp://www.darkhorizons.com/admin/news/edit/35920el to the children’s franchise. Boasting violence and nudity, the film begins with most of the Power Rangers dead and with James Van Der Beek as a traitorous Rocky having taken Katee Sackhoff's Kimberly prisoner. Russ Bain, Will Yun Lee and Gichi Gamba also star.

The "Power/Rangers" short has been removed from YouTube »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch: 14-Minute Live Action 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' Bootleg Film With James Van Der Beek & Katie Sackhoff

24 February 2015 6:29 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"I make unapologetically R-rated, ferociously violent, action & crime cinema," producer Adi Shankar ("Dredd," "Lone Survivor," "A Walk Among The Tombstones," "Killing Them Softly") says in his Twitter profile. Though that seems to presuppose that the only way to do that kind of material is in an R-rated format. We'll leave that debate for another day, but Shankar has been putting his philosophy to use in his ongoing bootleg series of shorts, and today comes the violent, gritty take "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" you've always wanted. Uh, right? Rounding up James Van Der Beek, Katie Sackhoff, and Joseph Kahn ("Torque") to direct, this one imagines what would happen if those colorful teenage kids trained to fight turned into adults with Ptsd. Well, it is in a blue palette world of electronic music and choreographed fights. It's an interesting take on the material, though the aesthetic design feels somewhat »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Joseph Kahn’s Power Rangers Short Film ‘Power/Rangers’

24 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This morning Adi Shankar released Power/Rangers, a “bootleg short film” directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention), co-written by Dutch Southern (Bad Turn Worse) and starring James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica). Described as “a twist on the Power Rangers mythos”, the short film is a a well crafted brilliant fx-heavy […]

The post Watch: Joseph Kahn’s Power Rangers Short Film ‘Power/Rangers’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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This Gritty 'Power Rangers' Fan Film Stars James Van Der Beek, Katee Sackhoff, and Nudity

24 February 2015 4:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Lionsgate may be working on a "Power Rangers" reboot, but we bet it's nothing like this super-gritty fan film, directed by Joseph Kahn ("Torque") and featuring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff.

The short film, "Power/Rangers," which clocks in at around 12 minutes, picks up years after our heroes last fought Rita and her monsters. Van Der Beek plays Rocky, a former member of the Rangers crew who has since turned on his onetime friends, taking Kimberly, a.k.a. the Pink Ranger (Sackhoff), hostage.

An intense exchange littered with flashbacks shows how hard times have fallen on our heroes, with sex, drugs, and eventually gruesome murder eventually overtaking the gang. There's also plenty of cursing, too, another element that didn't make it into the Saturday morning kids show.

HitFix has an interview with Kahn, in which he explains his thought process behind the film, which also features impressive »

- Katie Roberts

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Watch Katee Sackhoff’s Brutal, Bloody Power Rangers “Deboot”

24 February 2015 2:50 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Joseph Kahn is one of the most accomplished and ambitious directors working in the music video and TV commercial industries. To date, he’s also made two feature films, with extremely different results. The first of those pictures, Torque, is almost an art object, the result of a filmmaker who isn’t interested in popcorn spectacle making the most ridiculous motorbike action movie you can imagine. It might well be to The Fast and the Furious what Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain is to a urinal.

And then there’s Detention, a film Kahn made ‘outside of the system.’ It’s a teen time travel horror movie – sort of. It’s also a head-first dive into pop culture ephemera. I’ve seen Detention at least a half dozen times in the last three or four years, and now I’m writing about it, I’m tempted to go get the Blu-ray »

- Brendon Connelly

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Cool Videos: Gritty R-rated Power Rangers short starring James Van Der Beek

24 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Dredd and The Grey producer Adi Shankar has released another one of his "bootleg" fan films. This time it's a badass 14-minute short based on the Power Rangers franchise, directed by Joseph Kahn (Detention, Torque) and starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff. Before checking it out though, you should know Kahn isn't involved with the planned reboot, and you might want to be careful where you watch the video since it's Nsfw. It's »

- Jesse Giroux

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Friday Night Lights star Jay Hernandez joins DC Comics' Suicide Squad

19 February 2015 9:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jay Hernandez is joining the cast of DC Comics movie Suicide Squad.

The David Ayer-directed movie will star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney as a group of a super-villains on a mission of redemption for the Us government.

Specifics of Hernandez's role in Suicide Squad have not been confirmed, but TheWrap reports that he could be playing a cellmate of the imprisoned Joker (Jared Leto).

Hernandez is a veteran of the films Friday Night Lights, Torque, Ladder 49 and Hostel, and has also worked on television in Nashville and Gang Related.

Director Ayer is also currently casting the role of Suicide Squad leader Rick Flag, due to Tom Hardy dropping out of the project.

Suicide Squad: Everything you need to know about Warner Bros' villainous team

Will Smith on DC Comics' Suicide Squad: 'We have to get it right'

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