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

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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