Lions Gate to produce new rebooted Power Rangers movie

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May 08, 2014 14:38:56 IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood is taking another stab at bringing the Power Rangers to the big screen, two decades after the last movie flopped at the box office.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. says it's partnering with Haim Saban's Saban Entertainment to produce a live-action feature film based on the spandex-wearing, martial arts superheroes who are usually called upon to save the world.

Saban said in a statement Wednesday that Lions Gate, the maker of young adult blockbuster series Twilight and The Hunger Games, is the "perfect home" for the Power Rangers.

Lions Gate to produce new rebooted Power Rangers movie

his publicity file photo provided by Saban Brands, shows a scene from the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" TV show. AP

The last time the morphing teenage characters appeared in a movie was 1997 for Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, which grossed a dismal $8.1 million in the US.

The Power Rangers have been on US television since 1993.

Associated Press

Updated Date: May 08, 2014 15:05:07 IST