Producer Roberto Orci Talks POWER RANGERS Reboot
Lionsgate is in the process of developing their feature film adaptation of Power Rangers. Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) is an executive producer on the project, and Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) are currently writing the script.
IGN had an opportunity to speak with Orci about the film, and he talked about how it will connect to the original series:
"One of the first things we did was learn and read... They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We're not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, 'Listen, I'm your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won't ruin your franchise.' It's very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can't just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I've been doing. And I said, 'Yes sir!'"
So basically the new film will exist in the continuity of the original series, which is great! Orci went on to explain:
"It's got a continuity within the world. I can't tell you what, but it does have a continuity."
The Power Rangers have such a huge following, and even if this movie isn't done right it's still destined to make ridiculous amounts of money. Hopefully they do do it right though, and it sounds like they will. Who do you think should direct the movie?