4:38pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'Power Rangers' Movie Circling Director
Project Almanac director Dean Israelite is in talks to direct Lionsgate and Saban Film's Power Rangers movie.
X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz wrote the script for the upcoming film about the team of teenagers who are infused with unique superpowers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.
Power Rangers was a '90s TV series and global marketing franchise, initially called The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, that used footage from a Japanese children’s show. It first aired on Fox Kids then in the 2000s on Disney-owned channels. A movie also hit theaters in 1995.
Haim Saban, who created the franchise, will produce Power Rangers with Saban Brands’ head of development and production Brian Casentini. Also producing is Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games when she was Lionsgate’s president of production and recently produced Disney's Cinderella.
Israelite helmed 2014's sci-fi thriller Project Almanac about a group of teens who construct a time machine. He's repped by CAA and Principato Young Entertainment.