News New Power Rangers Film's Premise, Composer, More Staff Revealed
posted on 2016-03-02 15:10 EST
Lionsgate announced on Monday that it has begun production on the new Power Rangers film. The press release reveals a plot premise and additional staff members, including additional writers and the composer.
Lionsgate describes the film:
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.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is still on board to direct the film. John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), and Max Landis (Chronicle) join Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) as scriptwriters for the film.
Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dragonball: Evolution) is composing the film's score. Kelli Jones (Straight Outta Compton, Sons of Anarchy) is serving as costume designer, Hamish Purdy (The Revenant) is in charge of set design, and Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings) is handling suit design and visual effects. Paul Jennings is the stunt coordinator, Andrew Menzies is the production designer, and Matt Lloyd is Director of Photography.
The film stars Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.
Actor and MMA fighter Jason David Frank, who starred in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series as Tommy Oliver, said he plans to appear in the film in "cameos at least."
The Power Rangers franchise previously inspired two live-action films from 20th Century Fox: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie opened in theaters in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie opened in theaters in 1997.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
[Via Comic Book Movie]