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X-Men: First Class/Thor Writers Pen New Power Rangers Film

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Star Trek/Transformers writer Roberto Orci develops storyline

Writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the script for Lionsgate and Saban Brand's new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers live-action film. The two writers previously penned the X-Men: First Class and Thor films. Star Trek and Transformers writer Roberto Orci is also signing on as executive producer.

Orci will develop the storyline and Miller and Stentz will write the script.

The Power Rangers franchise previously inspired two live-action films from 20th Century Fox: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie was released in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie was released in 1997.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the subsequent Power Rangers series use recut footage from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers primarily used footage from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, and the currently running series, Power Rangers Super Megaforce, uses footage from Tensō Sentai Goseiger and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog via Dark Horizons

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