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Director Joseph Kahn (“Torque”, “Detention”) and producer Adi Shankar (“Dredd”) managed to create a short film based on the live action children’s television series “Power Rangers“. This is a fitting filler till the official remake is released in the next couple years. The short film takes a gritty take on the beloved TV show which is part of Shankar’s Bootleg Universe. Geeks familiar with the fanfare will know that “The Punisher: Dirty Laundry”, “Venom: Truth in Journalism”, and “Judge Dredd: Superfiend” forms part of the Bootleg Universe.

Amazing NSFW and Gritty 'Power Rangers' Short Film Released

Amazing NSFW and Gritty ‘Power Rangers’ Short Film Released

Kahn said about his work:

“Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the FAN FILM,”

“Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product. I claim no rights to any of the characters (don’t send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the NSFW version.”

This would be the ideal direction for the official reboot which is scheduled to start filming later this year. Unfortunately we should probably expect a PG version more in line with the original series. On May 7, 2014, Saban and Lionsgate announced that they would be working together to produce a new Power Rangers feature film. Roberto Orci was originally attached to produce and Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the script for the film. Orci told IGN that the film will be in continuity with the series and any of the original actors are open for a cameo in the reboot. The film is scheduled to be release on July 22, 2016. Orci in the meantime dropped out as producer due to his commitment with the “Star Trek” series.