Saban Brands' Power Rangers celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. This photo is unrelated to Lionsgate's film project.
It's morphin' time! Lionsgate — the studio behind the Hunger Games, Twilight andDivergent movies — announced it is producing a live-action feature film about the Power Rangers.
Lionsgate and Saban Brands, which owns the rights to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, plan to "re-envision" the colorful fighters of evil for the silver screen, more than 20 years after the Power Rangers television series debuted.
Still unknown is which villains will appear in the new flick. Will we hear the menacing laugh from Rita Repulsa and see the shenanigans of Goldar, Squatt and Baboo from the early seasons? Or will we be greeted by a newer foe from one of the franchise's spin-offs?
For the uninitiated, the Power Rangers are high school students who are given superpowers to defeat bad guys from destroying Earth. The TV series from 1993 has since catapulted into a international brand fueled by clothes, games, comic books and toys.
In the 1990s, two Power Rangers movies hit the big screen: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1995) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997).
"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," Haim Saban, producer of the original Power Rangers series, said in a statement.
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