Saban, Lionsgate Team Up for Power Rangers Movie Franchise

05/07/2014 2:35 pm0 commentsViews: 22

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SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Lionsgate and Saban Brands announced today they are
developing a feature movie franchise based on the Power Rangers.
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to
the next level,” said Haim Saban, the billionaire behind “Mighty Morphin
Power Rangers,” which debuted in 1993 as a live action television show that
helped then-startup Fox Kids gain a foothold in the expanding TV market.
The movie franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as
a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super
powers, but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope

 Haim Saban Photo by Gary McCarthy

Haim Saban
Photo by Gary McCarthy

of saving the world.
Saban said Lionsgate had a record of  “launching breakthrough hits,”
and “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.”
Lionsgate chief Jon Feltheimer said the deal fit with Lionsgate’s
strategy of  building a broad portfolio of branded properties and franchises
with global appeal.
“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,” he said.

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