POWER RANGERS Kicks Off Production; First Official Synopsis Released

Power Rangers is a go! Lionsgate has issued a press release announcing that their upcoming Dean Israelite-directed reboot has kicked off production. Come read the official synopsis now!

Go Go Power Rangers!

The upcoming Lionsgate-produced Power Rangers reboot, which has Dean Israelite helming officially began filming today in Vancouver and the studio has issued a press release to announce the beginning of production. The press release, which you can view below, also contained a brand new synopsis, which teases quite a bit of what fans should expect next March.

The film stars a handful of relative newcomers - Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men), RJ Cyler (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl), Naomi Scott (The Martian), Becky Gomez (Empire), and Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) - as the team of colorful superheroes with Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man) portraying the film's villain Rita Repulsa. 

Check out the full press release, which contains the updated synopsis, below:


SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, announced that production on Saban's Power Rangers will commence today in Vancouver. The film stars Elizabeth Banks as arch-villain Rita Repulsa, along with new Power Rangers Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, and Ludi Lin. The film is a production of Lionsgate and Saban Brands.

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games franchise) as Rita Repulsa.

Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac),Saban's Power Rangers is written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama(Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), and Max Landis (Chronicle). Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini (Power Rangers TVseries), Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner franchise).

Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games franchise; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)and Brent O'Connor (Warcraft) serve as executive producers. Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron; Now You See Me)is the composer and Kelli Jones (Straight Outta Compton, Sons of Anarchy)is the costume designer. Set decorator is Oscar-nominated Hamish Purdy (The Revenant) and stunt coordinator is Paul Jennings (Game of Thrones, San Andreas, The Dark Knight). Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District 9) is in charge of suit design and visual effects. Andrew Menzies (Fury, X-Men)is the production designer and Director of Photography is Matt Lloyd (Daredevil, Cop Car).

Over the past week or so, the cast of youngsters have been spending quite a bit of time together, bonding and devloping chemistry, and a few days ago, they shared a photo, which gives fans a first look at the team of heroes assembled. Check it out below:


So, what do you guys think? Excited? Sound off with your thoughts below!

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Power Rangers will feature:
Director: Dean Israelite
Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger
Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger
Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger
RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger
Becky Gomez as Trini Kwan, the Yellow Ranger
Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

The Power Rangers say it's morphin' time once again March 24, 2017

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