Things are heating up for ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers‘ the new live action movie take on the classic kids’ series. Last week, it was announced that the writing team behind ‘X-Men: First Class’, Ashley Miller and Jack Stentz were penning the project and that Roberto Orci from ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Transformers’ had come on board as an executive producer. There hasn’t been a lot revealed about the new movie yet, but Orci did recently open up about the movie’s continuity, stating that the film makers would respect the original show’s continuity.
“One of the first things we did was learn and read… [Saban] has 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, ‘Listen, I’m your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won’t ruin your franchise.’ And he said, ‘It’s very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can’t just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I’ve been doing.’ And I said, ‘Yes sir!’
It’s got a continuity within the world. I can’t tell you what, but it does have a continuity.”
And I, like most people, have been wondering if there’s room in the film for cameos from the classic Rangers, many of whom are making the rounds on the convention circuit. Orci stated:
“Of course. That’s something we want to rely on the Saban group to tell us. They have a lot of internal knowledge of their franchise and we’re just learning now. We’ve seen it only as fans, but they actually know it inside and out, so I’d love to know what fans want to see.”
Hmmmm… Earlier I’d predicted that this movie would be a relaunch of the original franchise and we’d see new actors taking on the roles of Jason, Billy, Trini, Zack and Kimberly, but this may indicate that maybe this will be an all new storyline with new characters. Guess we’ll see.
What do you hope to see out of the new ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ movie?