Producer Roberto Orci Leaves Power Rangers Film for Star Trek

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Star Trek and Transformers writer Roberto Orci is leaving his role as executive producer on the upcoming Power Rangers film to direct the third of the new Star Trek films. A scheduling conflict arose between Orci's film commitments.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are still penning the Power Rangers script. The two writers previously wrote the X-Men: First Class and Thor films. Saban Brands' Brian Casentini and Lionsgate's Allison Shearmur will produce the film. It is slated to open in theaters on July 22, 2016.

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.

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.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

Source: Deadline

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