Lionsgate and Saban Brands have announced a new joint venture that will see the Power Rangers headed to the big screen as a new entertainment franchise.
Announced by Power Rangers creator Haim Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer, the new movie will launch what the two companies hope to be another long-running leg of the franchise that began over 20 years ago with Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Given the worldwide fan base and extensive mythology, the team is ready for a cineplex debut.
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said Saban. “They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from The Hunger Games to Twilight and Divergent. In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we’re confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” said Feltheimer. “The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to come.”
The Power Rangers have had various line-ups and show titles over the years, but the basic premise of the show remains: a team of super-powered high school teenagers learning to work together to harness their powers and save the world.