It's morphin' time! POWER RANGERS nabs X-Men: First class writers

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Kervyn-5! We’re going to need some writers for this new Power Rangers movie! Find me some of these scribes…WITH ATTITUDE!

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Lionsgate is taking their Power Rangers reboot seriously by the sounds of things, as the studio has announced that they’ve hired X-Men: First Class script-people Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to handle the script, with Robert “Damn I’m Busy” Orci on board to executive produce according to THR.

And that’s a good sign. Power Rangers may be a cheesy memory from your childhood, but there’s still plenty of potential here. Five teens, giant Zords and an entire mythology could equal a pretty decent film along the lines of Pacific Rim and X-Men, but with more martial arts and less of that awkwardly staged choreography for even the simplest of tasks.

That’s a talent that’s on board that could also point to sequel and franchise opportunities, with high level writing talent hopefully paving the way for a 90s invasion. This could also mean that the next power Rangers movie could have a decent script and a fight with a giant monster that actually looks good, instead of having the kaiju budget of a man in spray-painted rubber rampaging through a lego set of skyscrapers.

That would be bloody amazing.

Last Updated: July 16, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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