Dean Israelite, director of the upcoming Power Rangers film, held an interview with Movies.com about his directorial debut film Project Almanac, now on DVD, as well as a few select tidbits about our anticipated Power Rangers movie. He even addresses a question surrounding POWER/RANGERS, the Adi Shankar-produced and Joseph Khan-directed fan film.
Israelite: We’re in a soft prep phase right now doing a bunch of design work. We’re creating, or I should say re-imagining, the world in a cool, updated, contemporary, really fun way. I think it’s really exciting and we’re on a really interesting, surprising track. I can’t wait to start shooting, which will be in a few months.
Movies.com: Did Joseph Khan’s Power Rangers short create a big headache for you?
Israelite: No, but I wasn’t on the project yet. I’ve only been on the project for, I think, four or five weeks. To me, I think it’s just a demonstration of how vibrant and vital the brand is. I think it’s really exciting that it got so much play. It’s encouraging that there are adults, like me, who are still fans and grew up on it and still want and have an interest to see the Power Rangers matured and brought to screen.
Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and produced by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur, this film is a development of Lionsgate and Saban Brands. It will be released in theaters on January 13, 2017.
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