It’s rebootin’ time.
Lionsgate has announced that it’s teaming up with original showrunner Saban Brands to revive the Power Rangers franchise for the big screen, Deadline reports.
Haim Saban launched the series more than 20 years ago, famously pairing newly shot footage of American actors with action scenes pulled from a Japanese television show. The original series ran from 1993 to 1995 and spawned a full-length feature film before being renamed each year and splintered into different franchises.
Given Hollywood’s twin obsessions with reboots and superheroes, it’s prime time for the Power Rangers’ return. However, it remains to be seen how audiences will react to the revival of another beloved ’90s franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, whose Michael Bay-produced reboot arrives in theaters Aug. 8.
At this point, we’re probably not that far from a gritty Street Sharks reboot.
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