Power Rangers film reboot gets release date

Posted at 08/14/14 2:39 PM

MANILA -- Lionsgate, the studio behind "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" franchises, has given the Power Rangers reboot a release date.

The feature film, which will be based on the widely popular 1990s television series, is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

Writing the script are Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ("X-Men: First Class," "Thor"), while Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Roberto Orci are producing.

No official director or cast members have been announced as of writing.

Adapted from Japan's long-running "Super Sentai" television series, the Power Rangers follows a group of ordinary teenagers given the power to save the world in colorful crime-fighting outfits.

It has spawned dozens of themed iterations and inspired two spin-off films, namely "Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie" (1995) and "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" (1997).

The action kids show aired in the country on ABS-CBN during the '90s, and was deemed popular enough to warrant a local movie adaptation entitled, "Super Ranger Kids" (1997).