From Lionsgate and Saban Brands:
Lionsgate and Saban Brands are partnering to develop and produce an
original live action feature film based on the iconic "Power Rangers"
property, it was announced today by creator of "Power Rangers" Haim
Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.
Saban launched "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" as a live-action TV
series more than 20 years ago, and the series has been in continuous
production ever since. It has subsequently grown into one of the world’s
most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, costumes,
video games, DVD's, comic books and other merchandise.
The two companies noted that, with an extensive and extremely devoted
worldwide fan base as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the "Power
Rangers" are primed for the big screen. The new film franchise will
re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power 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
"Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to
the next level," said Saban. "They have the vision, marketing prowess
and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from 'The
Hunger Games' to 'Twilight' and 'Divergent.' In partnership with the
Lionsgate team, we're confident that we will capture the world of the
Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion
picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own."
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to
maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally
recognized franchise," said Feltheimer. "The Power Rangers stories and
characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than
20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal
partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture
event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to