Power Rangers (film)

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Power Rangers
Directit biDean Israelite
Produced bi
Screenplay biJohn Gatins
Story bi
Based onPower Rangers
bi Haim Saban
and Super Sentai
by Toei Company Ltd.
Muisic biBrian Tyler
CinematographyMatthew J. Lloyd
Eeditit bi
Distributit bi
Release date
  • 24 Mairch 2017 (2017-03-24)
KintraUnited States
Budget$120 million[1]

Power Rangers (billed as Saban's Power Rangers[2]) is an upcoming Yankee superhero pictur dierected bi Dean Israelite an wreetten bi John Gatins, Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney, Matt Sazama an Burk Sharpless. The pictur is based on the franchise o the sam name, it stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston an Elizabeth Banks.

The third pictur based on the Power Rangers property, it serves as a reboot an re-imagining o the franchise. It an aa marks the first Power Ranger pictur in the 21st Century. The pictur features maist o the main characters o Mighty Morphin Power Rangers portrayed bi a new cast. Franchise creautor Haim Saban returned tae produce the pictur unner his private equity investment firm. The pictur will be released in the United States on Mairch 24, 2017.

Plot[eedit | eedit soorce]

Five teens wi attitude are inexplicably brocht thegither bi coincidence or destiny tae acome the newest generation in a line o warriors kent as the Power Rangers. The warld rests in thair haunds as Rita Repulsa, a powerful witch, launches an assault seeking the Zeo Crystal wi an airmy o stone golems cried Putties an a giant golden monster cried Goldar.

Cast[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Dacre Montgomery as Jason Scott/Red Ranger: The leader o the Power Rangers an Kimberly's luve interest.[2]
  • Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger: A member o the Power Rangers an Jason's luve interest.[2]
  • RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger: A member o the Power Rangers.[2]
  • Becky G as Trini/Yellow Ranger: A member o the Power Rangers.[2]
  • Ludi Lin as Zack/Black Ranger: A member o the Power Rangers.[3]
  • Bill Hader as the vyce o Alpha 5: The robot assistant o Zordon, whose metallic body can mutate for various purposes.
  • Bryan Cranston as Zordon: The mentor o the Power Rangers an oreeginal auncient Reid Ranger. Zordon lived millions o years ago afore acomin a pairt o the Morphing Grid as he is in modren-day.[2][4]
  • Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa: An alien invader, an enemy o the Power Rangers.[2] Repulsa is a 65-million-year-auld umwhile Green Ranger, who haes gone rogue. She creates the monster Goldar in attempts tae steal the Zeo Crystal, an artifact that channels the Morphing Grid dimension that weaves throu aw things an gies the Power Rangers thair powers. Repulsa seeks tae return the crystal tae her master Lord Zedd.[2]
  • David Denman as Sam Scott: Jason's pa.[2]
  • Sarah Grey as Amanda[5] Clark[2]
  • Anjali Jay as Maddy Hart: Kimberly's ma.[2]
  • Patrick Sabongui as Mr. Kwan: Trini's pa.[2][6]
  • Emily Maddison as Rebecca[2][7][8]
  • Kayden Magnuson as Pearl Scott: Jason's sisa.[citation needit]
  • Ranjit Samra as Security Gard [citation needit]
  • Jaime Callica as Officer Bebe[9]

Goldar an the Putty Patrol will an aa reportedly be appearin in the pictur in different appearances.[2]

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

Development[eedit | eedit soorce]

Saban Capital Group an Lionsgate annoonced the pictur in Mairch 2014 [2] Roberto Orci wis oreeginally attached tae produce an Ashley Miller an Zack Stentz war hired tae write the script for the pictur.[3] Orci wad eventually leave the project tae work on Star Trek Beyond.[2] On Apryle 10, 2015, TheWrap reportit that Dean Israelite wis in negotiations tae direct the pictur.[2] Israelite told IGN in an interview that the pictur will be "completely playful, and it needs to be really fun and funny. But like Project Almanac, it's going to feel very grounded at the same time, and very contemporary and have a real edge to it, and a real gut to it, it's going to be a fun, joyful [movie] but one that feels completely grounded in a real world, with real characters going through real things."[2] Brian Tyler wis brocht on tae compone the pictur.[2] Director Dean Israelite explained how the pictur will update itself frae the oreeginal series, tae be mair character-driven an incorporate naturalism an grounded naitur.[2]

Casting[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main cast discussion offsite at Petco Pairk during San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Frae left: Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G an Ludi Lin.

Actors began testin for the roles o the five Power Rangers on October 2, 2015.[2] On October 7, 2015, Naomi Scott wis cast as Kimberly. Newcomers Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin an RJ Cyler war then cast as Jason, Zack, an Billy respectively. At the months' end, Becky G wis chosen tae play Trini. On October 30, 2015, Saban confirmed that the Rangers wad hae the same first names as those on the oreeginal series.[2] When it came tae castin the Rangers, director Dean Israelite said, "From the very beginning, diversity was a very important part of the whole process", an that while the races o the characters war switched aroond, he added that, "we made sure that the essence of each of those characters are who they were in the original show, and this really will be an origin story of those characters.”[2] On Februar 2, 2016, it wis annoonced that Elizabeth Banks wad portray Rita Repulsa in the pictur. Fower month later, Bryan Cranston, who voiced Twin Man an Snizard in the oreeginal series, annoonced he wis cast as Zordon.[2] Cranston revealed that he will dae motion-captur an CGI.[2] In September 2016, Walter Emanuel Jones, the actor who played Zack in the oreeginal series, confirmed none o the oreeginal cast wad cameo in the pictur.[2] Towards the end o the month, comedian Bill Hader wis cast as Alpha 5.[2] During a panel at New York Comic Con, it wis confirmed that Goldar wad appear in the pictur.[2][2]

Filming[eedit | eedit soorce]

Filmin wis oreeginally set tae begin in Januar 2016[2] but wis rescheduled an began on Februar 29 in Vancouver.[2][3] On May 28, 2016, filmin wis complete.[2][2] Additional filmin occurred in October 2016.[2][3]

Marketing[eedit | eedit soorce]

On Mairch 3, 2016, Lionsgate released the first offeecial photo o the five Rangers. The follaein month, the company released the first offeecial photo o Banks as Rita Repulsa an on May 5, unveiled the first offeecial leuk at the rangers suits. Regarding the new suits, director Dean Israelite stated, "The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis, these suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit", while production designer Andrew Menzies stated that the new suits are "an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans."[2] A teaser poster wis released in Juin[2] wi additional character posters released in Julie, September an October.[2][2][2] On October 8, 2016, the teaser trailer for the pictur wis released.[2][10][11]

A fictional Angel Grove High School Newspaper wabsteid wis creatit[2] alongside the offeecial Power Rangers wabsteid which features a GIF creautor which allows users tae mak a GIF oot o scenes frae the teaser trailer.[2][2] Thare is an aa going tae be an offeecial toy line produced bi Bandai[2] an an extensive merchandising range tae promote the pictur.[citation needit] Additionally, Max Landis, who wis fired frae writing the pictur, criticized the trailer. He claimed it looked lik Chronicle, a movie that he himsel haed wrote.[2] The trailer wis met wi mixed reactions, some praised it for its darker, contemporary reimagining o the classic characters while still leukin action-packed an fun at the same time,[12][13] but others criticized the lack o relation tae the oreeginal series an the trailer appearin cookie cutter.[14][15] The trailer received ower 150 millions views in the initial twa days syne it wis uploaded.[16] Lionsgate revealed the T-Rex zord toy on October 28, 2016, amongst ither toys,[17] an the Power Rangers Twitter accoont revealed the megazord toy on November 4, 2016.[18] On November 15, 2016, Lionsgate debuted the toys based on the film's individual zords.[19] On December 8, 2016, a new poster debuted as well as a photo o Rita Repulsa.[20][21] On December 19, 2016, Lionsgate an Boom! Studios annoonced that thay will release a graphic novel titled Power Rangers: Aftershock that will be set immediately efter the events o the movie.[22] An internaitional trailer wis revealed on December 22, 2016.[23][24][25] Qualcomm an Lionsgate made an alliance for a virtual reality gemme o the pictur that wis exhibitit at CES 2017 frae Januar 5–8.[26] On Januar 19, a seicont trailer wis released.[27][28][29]

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