A bomb threat caused Lionsgate to evacuate its CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas earlier today, during a screening of Now You See Me 2. But not before they were able to show off their exciting new logo for the upcoming Power Rangers movie reboot. With its signature lightening bolt in place, this title card only begins to hint at the excitement that awaits fans in early 2017.
Power Rangers is currently shooting in Vancouver. Back in early March, we got a first look at the cast out of their Power Rangers costumes. Since that time, it has been fairly quiet on the Power Rangers front. As of yet, no set video or photos have leaked, with a lot of the action taking place inside a studio, set against green screen.
This new update of the Power Rangers TV show follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Starring relative newcomers and a few familiar faces, the main cast of Power Rangers includes Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G as Trini the Yellow Ranger and as Zack the Black Ranger. Elizabeth Banks brings her star power as the vile Rita Repulsa, the main villain who is after the new Rangers. At this time, no other cast members have been confirmed.
Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers is written by John Gatins, Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and Max Landis. Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen. The all-new Power Rangers will be unleashed in time for Spring Break 2017, with their new release date bumped from January. At this time, no further story details have been made available.