'Power Rangers' big-screen reboot slated for 2016


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'Power Rangers' big-screen reboot slated for 2016

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 14, 2014

Lionsgate has announced a film reboot of the '90s television hit, "Power Rangers," slated to debut in theaters on July 22, 2016. "Go, go Power Rangers!" 

"Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ('X-Men: First Class') wrote the script for the movie, which will reinvent the 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' mythos about a colorful group of ordinary high-school kids who are given extraterrestrial superpowers and interconnecting giant robots to save the world," reports the Los Angeles Times.

The cast and director have yet to be announced.

With future franchise potential in mind, "'Power Rangers' represents a globally recognized brand that has spawned countless spinoffs and merchandising opportunities over the years," further reports the Los Angeles Times.

Fellow '90s phenomenon "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" recently scored a "totally tubular" opening weekend at the box office, reaping $93.7 million globally in sales. A sequel under director Michael Bay is already set for June 3, 2016.

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.