News Power Rangers Director: Lionsgate, Saban Have Discussions About New Film
posted on 2017-07-13 00:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
In an interview with the website Screen Rant about the possibility of a second Power Rangers film, director Dean Israelite stated that he hoped to see it happen. "It's obviously not up to me," Israelite said, "but I know the studio (Lionsgate) and Saban are talking in earnest about it, and are trying to push forward. They're having a discussion."
The film opened in the United States on March 24. The film earned an estimated US$84,234,169 in the United States and a worldwide total of about US$140 million. Screen Rant noted that, while the weak box office total seemed to preclude the possibility of a sequel, the toy sales for the franchise helped.
The film will open in Japan on Saturday.
Saban Entertainment founder Haim Saban said in an interview with Variety in March that there is a "six-movie story arc" planned for the franchise if the film is successful.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) directed the film. John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Max Landis (Chronicle), and Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) wrote the film's script. The film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, R.J. Cyler, Becky Gomez, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.