Nostalgia Mining In Full Effect.
The news comes via the official Lionsgate twitter that they have partnered with Saban to make a new movie series based on the iconic franchise. This isn’t surprising, there are movie versions of Barbie, Jem, and the motherfucking Peeps in development. My favorite bit of the press release is this:
The new film franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, 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 of saving the world.
Note to Lionsgate: That’s not re-envisioning Power Rangers, that’s just making a a Power Rangers movie. Unless they want to make it grim and gritty and realistic. Actually I’d totally watch a grim, gritty, power rangers remake because I think it would be hilarious.
No talent is attached yet and no planned release date or anything but I thought you guys would appreciate the heads up that another part of your childhood is about to be mined for your hard-earned dolla dolla bills.