‘Power Rangers’ Movie Adds Roberto Orci, ‘X-Men’ Writers

Roberto Orci Writing Power Rangers
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Roberto Orci has signed on to executive produce Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” movie  through his newly formed Sneaky Shark.

Lionsgate and Saban Brands announced the “Power Rangers” project in May. Orci will develop the story along with writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who will pen the script.

Orci’s writing credits include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible III.” Miller and Stentz have teamed on “X-Men: First Class” and “Thor.”

Power Rangers creator Haim Saban is producing the film along with Brian Casentini, head of development and production for Saban Brands, and Allison Shearmur, who oversaw “The Hunger Games” as president of production at Lionsgate.

Saban launched “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” in 1993 as a live-action TV series. It has been in continuous production ever since, with the series renamed each year — the latest being “Power Rangers Super Megaforce,” which began airing in February.

Details have yet to emerge on plans for the new film franchise other than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers being re-envisioned as a group of high school kids who are infused with super powers who must harness and use those powers as a team to save the world.

Orci is repped by CAA. Miller and Stentz are represented by WME.

News was first reported by THR.com.

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  1. Cody Blythe says:

    if you get micheal bay to direct so help me I’m gonna…….Uuuuuurrgh

  2. S. Mandel says:

    Power Ranger fans are asking for this request-http://www.change.org/petitions/saban-brands-bring-back-other-past-actors-for-the-next-power-rangers-reunion

  3. Brent Banner says:

    the best look PR ever had was when they did things with practical effects instead of when it was ALL CGI. The movies were awful because they relied wholly on the computers to do the work. If they do this thing WELL, then fine. but if they screw it up with cheesy effects and a silly story instead of a more grown up one, they won’t profit as much as they could.

  4. “Details have yet to emerge on plans for the new film franchise other than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers being re-envisioned as a group of high school kids who are infused with super powers who must harness and use those powers as a team to save the world.”

    How is that a “re-envisioning”? Wasn’t that the plot of MMPR from the beginning?

    • Tony Spliff says:

      No, they weren’t infused with super powers. They were given power coins by an alien head in a glass tube accompanied by a robot with an apple pie as its head. How can you not remember Zordon and Alpha 5?? lol

  5. john says:

    Were do i sign up to audition for a part?

  6. Kush Ma says:

    Power Ranger SQUAD!!😈💥😈💥😈💥😈💥😈💥💥

  7. william says:

    Id like to be in this movie as either the Green or White Ranger

  8. zach says:

    they better not screw this up

  9. Chelsea says:

    Awesome, I really looking forward to this Power Ranger reboot, Robert is one of my top favorite producers. I just wish he could have stay with the works of the amazing spider man franchise.

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