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Looks like the newest Power Rangers movie, a reboot of the popular kids television show from the ’90s, is gaining some notable talent behind-the-scenes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming movie being developed by Lionsgate and rights holder Saban Brands, will be scripted by X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. Additionally, Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters behind the Transformers and Star Trek reboot franchise, is coming on board as an executive producer.
Orci was one half of a screenwriting duo with partner Alex Kurtzman. The pair recently split, and Orci has formed a new venture, Sneaky Shark. Orci will develop the movie’s story along with Miller and Stentz, with the latter two handling screenwriting duties.
The new movie promises to completely re-envision the 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.
Haim Saban, who created the franchise, will produce Power Rangers with Saban Brands’ head of development and production Brian Casentini. Also producing is Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games, when she was Lionsgate’s president of production and recently produced Disney’s Cinderella.
The movie is currently expected to be released some time in 2016.