Power Rangers director says script is "mature but playful"

Director Dean Israelite has been discussing what we can expect from the forthcoming Power Rangers reboot, and has described the script as both mature and playful.

"I read the script and was really surprised by it and thought there was a really cool, contemporary, mature but still playful, buoyant and fun take on the material, and was updated in a really interesting way," Israelite told IGN. "It had this wonderful character that’s essential to going on a fantastic adventure. I was instantly drawn to it."

"I remember it as a kid," he says of the franchise in general. "I grew up with it in South Africa. When I opened the script I had no idea how it was going to be updated, and I was really impressed by it. So I put a really big presentation together, because I needed to win the job."

"There were a lot of guys going out for it and saw the potential in it, so I put a really big presentation together and was lucky enough to get the job. We’re in sort of a soft pre-production right now, doing a lot of design work and reimagining the world. It’s really cool and exciting.”

Casting is currently underway on the project, with a view to cameras beginning to roll before the end of the year. Power Rangers will open in the US on 13 January 2017, with a UK date to be confirmed.

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