Last night, producer Adi Shankar unveiled the next film in his Bootleg Universe, a new short entitled Power/Rangers, based on the popular film and TV franchise which will be rebooted in next year's Power Rangers. This is the fourth short film in the Bootleg Universe, following The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and last year's Judge Dredd: Superfiend.
Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee star as characters from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers hit TV series. Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) directs from a script he co-wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. Here's a statement from Joseph Kahn from his Vimeo page, where fans can watch the unrated cut of the short film.
"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the FAN FILM. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product. I claim no rights to any of the characters (don't send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the NSFW version."
In addition to the full 14-minute short film, producer Adi Shankar has released a behind-the-scenes video where he explains how the latest installment of his Bootleg Universe came to life, along with the poster. Be warned, Power/Rangers is an R-rated short chocked full of adult language and violence, so check it out at your own risk.