Saban’s Power Rangers or simply Power Rangers is an American superhero film based on the superhero team of the same name and directed by Dean Israelite. It will be the third feature film of the Power Rangers franchise, and the first one in twenty years. It is a reboot and reimagining that features the most of the main characters of the original Power Rangers television series, portrayed by a new cast.
Five ordinary high school kids Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Jason must become something extraordinary when they learn their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat led by Rita Repulsa. Chosen by Zordon, 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.
The project was announced in May 2014 as a collaboration between production Saban and Lionsgate. Roberto Orci was originally attached to produce and Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the script for the film. Orci would eventually leave the project to work on Star Trek Beyond. On April 10, 2015, The Wrap reported that Dean Israelite is in negotiations to direct the film. Israelite told IGN in an interview that the film 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.” In July 2015, it was announced that Brian Casentini, Marty Bowen, and Wyck Godfrey would serve as producers for the film. Brian Tyler was brought on as composer of the film.