‘Power Rangers’ Movie Gets ‘X-Men: First Class’ Writers and Roberto Orci

Roberto Orci has joined the ‘Power Rangers’ big screen reboot as an executive producer, and will develop the story with Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
Roberto Orci has joined the Power Rangers big screen reboot as an executive producer, and will develop the story with Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

The 2016 reboot Power Rangers, which returns the original Saban TV series back to the big screen, has hired X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the screenplay.

Roberto Orci, who recently excused himself from any ties to the Marvel/Sony sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 3, has joined this new iteration of Power Rangers as an executive producer and will help develop the story alongside Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

Power Rangers became a phenomenon in the mid-90s, with a syndicated afternoon TV series. It first hit the big screen in 1995 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and was followed by Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.

The new 2016 version of Power Rangers will be a complete reboot with a new group of high school kids who become infused with the iconic Mighty Morphin super powers. They must learn to harness these new abilities if they are to save the world from an onslaught of giant monsters and other extraterrestrial threats.

Haim Saban, who created the original franchise, will produce through his production company alongside head of development and production Brian Casentini. Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games while she was at Lionsgate, will also serve as a producer. She is currently in the midst of producing Disney's live-action Cinderella.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz also have a writing credit on Marvel's Thor and are currently working on the natural disaster thriller Geostorm starring Gerard Butler. They previously worked with Roberto Orci on the Fox TV series Fringe.

Roberto Orci is set to direct Star Trek 3, but will not be officially confirmed until Paramount green lights the screenplay.

Power Rangers comes to theaters July 22nd, 2016.

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Comments (6)

  1. Writer220

    Make it a Del Toro style and I will love it

    7 months agoby @writer220Flag

  2. Mieko_Siede

    A step in the right direction. Some descent writers and a competent production team. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers may be made relevant with this reboot.

    7 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  3. TheNarrator

    Pacific Rim paved the way in terms of giant robo/monster battles. The technology is here, the fans are all aged to the point where it'd probably be nostalgic, and they have a decent pair of writers and producers on board. With the right rating for teens and adults (they're not going to target little kids any more than the Transformer films did), this may actually not be horrible... fingers crossed.

    7 months agoby @TheNarratorFlag

  4. u1sart

    Ok Here is my take on how they should do this..
    1. Please please please.. Use proper visual Effects and monsters.. No Fake sh*t
    2. Make these fighting scenes more awesome.. aint no way i can sit through a movie looking at some bullsh*t fight choreography
    3. Leave out the spandex suits,... Id prefer leather or some synthetic material..
    4. Please make this R rated... if not PG17 will do..
    5. This suppose to be an original take of how they came around and how they got the name.. In other words how they started from scratch
    6. Is there by any chance they can make it a bit dark and gritty.. This would be appreciated..

    7 months agoby @u1sartFlag

  5. TheDude1

    Orci is a downer, but the others could work nicely.

    7 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  6. The Real Goku

    Good to see Saban didn't sell out

    7 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

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