Actor Jason David Frank, better known to as the Green Ranger from the original run of the “Power Rangers” TV series, has indicated that production will begin on the franchise’s cinematic ‘restart’ sometime this year. Speaking with ComicBook.com, Frank says:
“We’re definitely not in a holding pattern. The movie is definitely set for this year. Everything is in place. They won’t give me specific details because it’s all like hush-hush. Even me, I try. I email Saban and ask them kind of what you’re asking me, but they do feel that I’m going to be part of it, because they feel there’s no movie, at least, without me.
The funny thing is, one way or another, whether it happens or it doesn’t, I’ve been great to Lionsgate and I’ve been loyal to Saban. It’s not like they owe me, but if I want to ask for a personal favor, I’ve invested into their emotional bank account. I feel like it’s fair to have that withdrawal with them, because I’ve done nothing but support them for the last 10 years, 20 years in fact.
So when that happens, I don’t need to cash in any favors. I believe it’s going to happen anyway, but when it does, I’ll keep my fans involved, but I will tell you it is being filmed this year. I know that for a fact. It’s going to be great when it is.”
Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (“X-Men: First Class,” “Thor”) are writing the script, but no director is yet in place. Roberto Orci was slated to produce but that is reportedly no longer the case. The film itself is currently slated for a July 22nd 2016 release.