Roberto Orci to Produce Power Rangers Reboot

Roberto Orci to Produce Power Rangers Reboot

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Will draft new story for the film with X-Men: First Class co-writers

Roberto Orci, the controversial writer and producer most famously associated with the Transformers and Star Trek reboots (alongside former partner Alex Kurtzman) has joined the production of Lionsgate's new Power Rangers movie.

Orci will reportedly help to devise the film's story, along with Fringe screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, best known for an early draft of X-Men: First Class and Agent Cody Banks. Lionsgate has teamed on the production with Saban Brands, the rights-holding company of Rangers mastermind Haim Saban, who created the series (by combining footage from Japanese action shows with new American footage) back in the 1990s.

The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers involved a group of "teenagers with attitude" who were drafted by an ancient alien being to become a superhero team who utilized martial-arts, futuristic weaponry and giant robot dinosaurs to combat an alien invasion by sorceress Rita Repulsa. The series has been running for 20 seasons since with multiple new casts and scenarios forming a loose continuity that includes time travel and outer-space adventures. It is not known whether the new film will be based on any of the existing series or be an entirely new iteration.

Source: THR

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This man is an abomination who is ruining geekdom one franchise at a time. I really hopes he finds jesus or something and buzzes off to a convent in france.

Welp, there goes any reason to get excited about that.

Rebooting Power Rangers sounds as pointless as rebooting Final Fantasy.
Or Gundam

You know what? I hope that Orci continues to get jobs and continues writing, merely because that gives me hope that, if his dross and drivel can make money, why can't mine!?

I'm a life long fan of the franchise, and all I can say is: Fuck you Lionsgate, this is all on you. I hope the Hobbit trilogy fails to save you from that 5 billion dept you have, only out of spite for this which has not even produced results yet.

First Transformers, then Star Trek, and I wouldn't be surprised if he has a hand in Stargate: the reboot no one asked for or wanted. Is there any franchise which isn't currently making money head over heels which is safe anymore?

I would get upset but the Power Rsngers reboot was going to happen anyway, and I doubt Orci can really make it much worse.

Gxas:
You know what? I hope that Orci continues to get jobs and continues writing, merely because that gives me hope that, if his dross and drivel can make money, why can't mine!?

Because it's about what will sell. his stuff is commercial, yours may not be. Though I keep telling myself the same about Stephanie Meyers.

Zontar:
I'm a life long fan of the franchise, and all I can say is: Fuck you Lionsgate, this is all on you. I hope the Hobbit trilogy fails to save you from that 5 billion dept you have, only out of spite for this which has not even produced results yet.

First Transformers, then Star Trek, and I wouldn't be surprised if he has a hand in Stargate: the reboot no one asked for or wanted. Is there any franchise which isn't currently making money head over heels which is safe anymore?

The Hobbit trilogy is by Warner Bros, Lionsgate is a separate company.

They are the distributed, not the maker.

I was mistake though, it's New Lion Cinema which is 5 billion in the toiler and needs the movies to work to survive.

This is not good news.

Well, let's see... what area of my childhood has Hollywood not desecrated... Power Rangers, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, He-Man, G.I. Joe...

... Geez, I dread the inevitable Captain Planet gritty reboot.

Great job hollywood, of all the guys to pick you pick the guy that ruined both Star Trek and Transformers. An impressive level of stupid as always.

Are you done, hollywood? What are you going to ruin next for me. Rollie Pollie Ollie and Big Blue Bear from playhouse disney?

I mean, you already gave one transformers guy a live action CGI version of dumbo. Do you just hate me? The old movies will always be there, but the idea they won't be tainted by the new CGI version is false because now the imagery is there that even when you watch the old movie you'll end up being reminded of the new shit.

And now this? Power Rangers isn't shakespeare, but neither was transformers and he managed to fuck that up too.

Is nothing sacred? Will I one day live to see a gritty last starfighter reboot? Shit, man, I hope not.

Trishbot:
This is not good news.

Well, let's see... what area of my childhood has Hollywood not desecrated... Power Rangers, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, He-Man, G.I. Joe...

... Geez, I dread the inevitable Captain Planet gritty reboot.

Starring Wheeler as the main character, no longer ginger and played by Channing Tatum.

With Brad Pitt as Captain Planet and Angelina Jolie as Gaia.

Then they'll get Bryan Cranston to play Looten Plunder and Jeff Goldbloom as well as Meg Ryan to actually play Verminous Skumm and Docter Blight in a vain attempt to impress the online crowd.

Ma-ti's played by a Asian kid, no one cares apparently because as long as they're foreign they're some how mystically wise.

50 MIL BOX OFFICE OPENING WEEKEND, 5 STARS IN EMPIRE, SEQUEL UNDERWAY, ALL HOPE IS LOST!

LazyAza:
Great job hollywood, of all the guys to pick you pick the guy that ruined both Star Trek and Transformers. An impressive level of stupid as always.

Hollywood doesn't think like normal people. For reasons we can only begin to guess at, both Orci's and Kurtzman's shocking excuses for scripts print money. As far as Hollywood is concerned, that makes them the top men for the job.

On the other hand, this is great news for aspiring screen writers. You can literally write any sort of trash without even a semblance of a coherent plot, and turn it into a million-dollar movie.

Trishbot:

... Geez, I dread the inevitable Captain Planet gritty reboot.

Oh, that's been done already. And to be fair, Don Cheadle made an exceptionally good Captain Planet.

I'm still wondering why they're bothering, the series is still going strong right now.

Although it does make sense if this leads into Dino Charge because, you know, dinosaurs 'n' shit.

I liked the Star Trek movies though now people point it out both Transformers and Star Trek did have corrupt governments in them so I can't ignore that. At the same time that does not meant Power Rangers will be bad. The actual movie will probably be nothing amazing but also nothing terrible. There will be a group of teens, they will have slightly different personalities, they will get their powers and they will fight Zed or Rita or someone new. They will probably tie their origins together in some way but then again Power Rangers have done that a few times too, family descendants, parents who all worked at the same lab, child of magic witch.
Also gritty stuff has been in Rangers before, lots of seasons had a character who walked in the darkness in some way, the original series Green Ranger was darker than the others.
So I think we just need to wait and see, hate the guy if you want but maybe this will be the film where his writing works, I am sure in order to sell toys they will not make the film too dark.

The writers of X-Men: First Class are working on Power Rangers? That's good!

Robert Orci, Hollywood's working class whore/Douche-bag poser of all things geek and nostalgia is attached as main story writer and exec producer... That's bad!

Doesn't this worthless cum-dumpster of a human being have enough to do already? Granted, he's no longer attached to Amazing Spider-Man (possibly because this film series may be on the fast track to the grave) but he's gonna put his dick into Star Trek for a 3rd time as its director (ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD!!). Couldn't Lionsgate and Saban give him something better to do like chase after a tennis ball tossed into oncoming traffic?

If this ass-wipe is headed to SDCC, I implore all of those who are attending and who have suffered from his violation of geek culture to rise up and beat the living shit out of him. Send a message to Hollywood that we will not tolerate anymore hacks who don't know jack and/or shit about the properties they pretend to know about.

Zachary Amaranth:

Gxas:
You know what? I hope that Orci continues to get jobs and continues writing, merely because that gives me hope that, if his dross and drivel can make money, why can't mine!?

Because it's about what will sell. his stuff is commercial, yours may not be. Though I keep telling myself the same about Stephanie Meyers.

Hey, I can write what amounts to 80's nostalgia-property fanfiction!

Gxas:

Hey, I can write what amounts to 80's nostalgia-property fanfiction!

Not if I get there first! Mwahahahaha!

Errrr, I mean....

But since I mentioned Stephanie Meyer, I'm not picturing super sentai softcore erotica with abstinence themes.

Zachary Amaranth:

Gxas:

Hey, I can write what amounts to 80's nostalgia-property fanfiction!

Not if I get there first! Mwahahahaha!

Errrr, I mean....

But since I mentioned Stephanie Meyer, I'm not picturing super sentai softcore erotica with abstinence themes.

I totally wouldn't even think about reading that.

Nope. Not one bit.

*craving that fanfic now and forever*

Actually, funny thing, my last name is ALSO Meyer. Same spelling and everything. Wondering how to get some of that Twi-money... Who would believe I'm a long-lost nephew???

Gxas:

I totally wouldn't even think about reading that.

Nope. Not one bit.

*craving that fanfic now and forever*

Actually, funny thing, my last name is ALSO Meyer. Same spelling and everything. Wondering how to get some of that Twi-money... Who would believe I'm a long-lost nephew???

I've always toyed with writing the worst, most cliché thing I could and shop it around to see if that would fly.

Maybe you could write some sort of supernatural erotica and pre-emptively deny any affiliation? I don't know, it might not be ethical.

Now to slightly change the names of the Power Rangers and sell that fanfic for millions!

No. What the fuck?

I hope Orci's involvement in shaping the script is minimal.

 

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