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Roberto Orci & The Writers Of ‘X-Men: First Class’ Will Power Up The ‘Power Rangers’ Movie

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by Edward Davis
July 15, 2014 4:40 PM
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08.13.14 Update: POWER RANGERS will open on July 22, 2016 in wide release, from Lionsgate. Here's the updated synopsis: From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THOR) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world. 

Whew! You were so worried that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – as we like to remember from their original incarnation – would fall into the wrong hands (remember, when "morphed," the Rangers become powerful superheroes wearing color-coded skin-tight spandex battle suits and helmets with opaque visors). Just imagine this children’s fantasy series being directed by Len Wiseman or some producer that just helped maim some other franchise and then left it for dead. *Cough*

Hmmm, let’s start over here. “The Power Rangers” movie has a new creative team! Roberto Orci, who has some free time on his hands now that he’s no longer part of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” series has signed on to executive produce the series because clearly he has a strong and passionate understanding of the kids series. The film has found some screenwriters as well and has hired “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the screenplay. Hooray for everything, pray for our eyeballs.

Go, go Power Rangers! [THR]

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5 Comments

  • HTH | July 16, 2014 3:32 PMReply

    Edward, let's get one thing straight. Nobody gives a shit about the Power Rangers or a movie based on this. As for Wiseman, he did a damn good job on Live Free Or Die Hard, which was infinitely better than Die Hard 5. Total Recall was not a franchise, and he hardly maimed it. He should have said no, but the movie was decent. Nobody wanted it though.

    Stop obsessing over Wiseman. It's like he f*cked your wife or something.

  • truth fairy | July 17, 2014 11:31 AM

    Oh, gawd, lenny has a fan. Take your meds and your own advice, blofeld.

  • richard | July 15, 2014 5:25 PMReply

    Finally, Hollywood has found something for Roberto Orci that no one will care about being totally shit.

  • Joe | August 5, 2014 7:25 PM

    I could give less than a damn about Len Wiseman, but he didn't maim anything. He certainly didn't maim anything to the extent this second rate blog is maimed every single day by completely talentless idiots and their awful writing.

    Now go screw yourself.

  • Dan S | July 15, 2014 7:26 PM

    Lol! Totally.

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