Lionsgate is cranking up promotions for ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ which the studio hopes morphs into its latest bankable franchise and that includes releasing clips from the movie to give fans a better sense of what to expect from the film’s overall tone. Thankfully, unlike say Marvel Studios, Lionsgate is sticking with releasing footage from early in the movie and not… y’know every important scene in the movie. (Yet, anyway.)
In the newest clip, the future Rangers find themselves submerged in water in a strange underground grotto. Naturally, it’s the inquisitive Billy (R.J. Cyler) that decides to explore and he discovers that things here don’t quite follow the normal laws of physics.
You can check out the clip below:
Fans have been concerned about how director Dean Israelite planned to balance the candy colored, campy TV show meant to sell toys, with a more modern, mature sensibilities. (And still sell toys.) So far,it looks like Israelite has managed to do a good job! And the cast, Cyler, Becky G., Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery and Naomi Scott reflect their two-dimensional source characters, but bring a modern, grounded approach to their roles.
Of course, once the kids go super and the sparks fly, that will bring a whole new element to the proceedings.
Saban’s ‘Power Rangers’ follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ also stars Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader as Alpha-5. The action kicks off on March 24, 2017.