Hollywood is giving yet another sliver of your childhood the gritty reboot treatment: the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (or one of their many incarnations) are getting a new movie, Lionsgate announced Wednesday.
The production company has partnered with Power Rangers creator Haim Saban to make the unnecessary reboot. The bad-guy-fighting team has gone through many changes through the years: Since their original launch in 1993, the Power Rangers have been everything from mighty and morphin' to space-dwelling to samurai to something called a Super Megaforce. They've also been the stars of two movies, only one of which anyone actually remembers.
The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever. We have the ideal partner and the perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers around the world for years to come.
Good luck with that.