Last week, producer Adi Shankar released the latest installment from his Bootleg Universe, a new short film entitled Power/Rangers. Just a few days later, it was pulled from Vimeo and YouTube after a copyright dispute with Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers creator Haim Saban and his Saban Brands company. But the short film came back online over the weekend. Today, Adi Shankar has released a behind-the-scenes video featuring director Joseph Kahn on the set, along with stars Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek.
This is the fourth short film in Adi Shankar's Bootleg Universe, following The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and last year's Judge Dredd: Superfiend. Joseph Kahn called this project a "deboot," which features characters popularized on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, but in a much darker and gritty film that explores their origins. Russ Bain, Will Yun Lee, Gichi Gamba, Yves Bright, Stevin Knight, Tony 'Madness' Gomez, Matt D'Elia and Bree Olson also star.
Take a look at this five-minute behind-the-scenes video, and you can also check out the full 14-minute short and another featurette that were both released last week. Do you think Lionsgate's upcoming big screen Power Rangers reboot should be just as dark and gritty as the Power/Rangers short? Chime in with your thoughts below.