Go, go Power Rangers, indeed!
The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was an enormously successful TV show in the '90s that culminated in an equally successful feature in 1995. That success then continued in some form over the course of many other Power Rangers series over the years.
There hasn't really been a successful theatrical film version of the series seen in the United States, though, since 1997. So we'd forgive you if you thought this franchise would never get a major theatrical release again.
But it turns out that the new Power Rangers movie will probably be bigger and better than anyone would have expected.
Why do we think that? Well, it turns out the script is being penned by none other than Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who also penned X-Men: First Class.
Also Roberto Orci is executive-producing the film and helping with the story. He's a bit infamous, but we can't deny that he's been attached a lot of big money makers, like the new Star Trek movies and (ugh) Transformers.
The new movie adaptation is being developed by Lionsgate and Saban Brands, which still owns the rights. The Lionsgate part is more interesting because it means that one of the producers attached is Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games.
Not a bad pedigree for a Power Rangers movie, eh?
But what are they gonna do? Take a page from their First Class playbook and set the movie in the '90s as a kind of period piece, but with an all-new origin story and a sexy new young cast? That would be ... that would be ... you know, now that we think about it, that just might be dumb enough to work.
What do you think?