Lionsgate Announces Plans For A Film Reboot Of The Original 1990's 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' TV Show

Yeah, you read that headlight right. No this isn't an extremely late attempt at an April Fools joke, or another one of our fancast ideas (Although now that it's been brought to our attention, we'll certainly take a crack at it), this is a legit piece of news. After years of several new approaches to the Power Ranger brand being introduced to new generations of children around the world, it seems Lionsgate is planning on taking the franchise back to it's roots with a reboot of the very first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. That sound you just heard is the rejoice of millions of nineties kids around the world, and that second sound you just heard is all of them groaning once they remembered how campy the original show was.

Suffice to say the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is certainly going to have to undergo a modernized make over to hold it's own against our current generation of action movie blockbusters. While tons of us might've woken up early Saturday mornings just to catch a new episode, collected each action figure till we had three versions of the same color ranger, or dressed up as a different ranger just about every Halloween, would we all really buy tickets to see a rebooted version of this franchise? Well, it depends. In recent years we've seen over the top and campy films like Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim take a few pointers from the old school Power Rangers show, and it's more than proven there's a lot more you can do with these monsters and Megazords with right amount of budget. 
Lionsgate has recently found a lot of success with young adult franchises such as Twilight, Divergent, and The Hunger Games is no stranger to a teen oriented franchises like Power Rangers. Like the original Power Rangers TV show, there's certainly an opportunity to sign on an impressive cast of young well known talented actors for this film, or even some slightly lesser known up and comers. The studio has worked with both big name and small name stars in their recently films such as Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Theo James, and Shailene Woodley, and could draw their interest to this film with the right approach and director on board.
There's of course reason for concern amongst the original fans of the TV show who are worried that the current modernized Hollywood may have it's way with the source material, and put it into the hands of Michael Bay (Transformers series). While it's arguable that Bay was able to modernize the Transformer series into a blockbuster power house, and hopes to do the same with the highly anticipated (And decently looking) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but he hasn't exactly stayed to true to the original cartoon. That being said, Lionsgate will be working with Saban, the original creators of the Power Rangers, on this project, so we can hopefully expect them to keep the classic vibe of the show intact. 
So what do you think of the idea of a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers film? Who would you like to see star as the Rangers themselves? Let us know below?