A feature reboot of the film has been steadily growing steam for the past couple of years. Saban and Lionsgate announced they would be making a film back in Spring 2014. A few different writers and directors were attached at various points as they developed the script with some reports insisting that film would be grounded but still remain as fun as the original show.
Then on February 24 2015, Adi Shankar released a gritty, mature “bootleg” entitled Power/Rangers starring James Van Der Beek. The short was an internet sensation, with most of the original series cast members declaring their love of the edgier take, including original Pink Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson. Saban had the short pulled from Vimeo and YouTube within two days of its release due to copyright infringement, but it was eventually restored.
The success of the short proved the demand from the audience and also the willingness of the audience to accept a darker take of the campy series. In Spring of 2015, news began picking up again for a feature reboot as the film added Dean Israelite to direct.
Scott can currently be seen in theaters in The Martian and will next appear in the Chilean miners drama The 33.
Scott is repped by United Agents and Station 3.
Emily J | Staff Writer