Last week, Lionsgate announced they are developing a new Power Rangers movie with franchise creator Haim Saban, although it wasn't clear if the studio already had a writer and/or director attached. Today, Schmoes Know's source known as "Phantom" reveals that Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis is working on the script.
While this has not been confirmed by Lionsgate, the site reports that the writer has already turned in a draft of the screenplay to producers Jim Miller, Allison Shearmur and Haim Saban. Max Landis working on the project doesn't seem that far-fetched, when you compare the plot of Chronicle to the description of this new project in Lionsgate's press release, which you can read below.
"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."
Even if this unconfirmed report does prove to be true, it's entirely possible that the producers and Lionsgate could reject Max Landis' script and move on to find another writer. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the upcoming Power Rangers movie.