Roberto Orci is making some very big promises to ensure the success of the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot. Orci, who serves as an executive producer, will be able to put the money where his mouth is based on the breaking news shared last week. Our readers will remember that the big screen reboot will be receiving the royal treatment with an experienced creative team that is second to none.
Speaking with IGN in a recent interview, Orci says that the reboot will be set in continuity with the existing world of the TV series.
“It’s got a continuity within the world. I can’t tell you what, but it does have a continuity,” “One of the first things we did was learn and read… They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot.”
He also mentioned his promise to Program co-creator Haim Saban:
“Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, ‘Listen, I’m your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won’t ruin your franchise.’ And he said, ‘It’s very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can’t just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I’ve been doing.’ And I said, ‘Yes sir!’ “
Of the possibility of cameos by the original cast members, Orci said:
“Of course. That’s something we want to rely on the Saban group to tell us. They have a lot of internal knowledge of their franchise and we’re just learning now. We’ve seen it only as fans, but they actually know it inside and out, so I’d love to know what fans want to see.”
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (“X-Men: First Class”) are tapped to write script, Orci will executive produce, and the scribe who is currently working on “Star Trek 3″ will help Miller and Stentz develop the story. Also producing is Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games when she was Lionsgate’s president of production and recently produced Disney’s Cinderella. No director and actors have been cast for the ‘Power Rangers’ reboot.