You ll have to check out this awesome Power Rangers video featuring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff. The video was released earielr today by Adi Shankar. The short is directed by Joseph Kahn. Watch it below.
Director Joseph Kahn spoke to HitFix about his short film:
“The irony here is that I wouldn’t even want to make “Power Rangers: The Movie’ for real. Like if I had to make a ‘Power Rangers’ movie, this is it. It’s 14 minutes long and it’s violent and this is what I have in me. If they offered me the 200 million version, the PG-13 version, I literally wouldn’t do it. It’s just not interesting to me.”
“It started because I was bored, quite frankly. I only make a narrative feature film of any sort like once every five years or something like that. So I was going to make a science-fiction film, and at the same time, I was meeting with Adi Shankar. You know who he is? The producer that did ‘The Grey’ and ‘Lone Survivor’ and ‘Dredd’ and all that? Shankar had done some fan films, he called them bootlegs, of ‘Punisher’ and Venom. And he said, ‘If you’re going to do this, I’ll let you reboot an actual property that people are going to pay attention to.’ And honestly, I’m not really into fan films at all. Two of the worst types of filmmaking out there that are not credible to filmmakers… one is porn and the other is fan films. So the minute that he pitched me into doing this, I thought, ‘Okay, well, that sounds like fun actually. If it’s that… completely without credibility… then that’s something I could really get my hands around and see if I could do something new with it.”
“I think the trick that I really wanted to do with this was to make that dark and gritty version that everybody keeps talking about, but really do it. Really see if I could totally accomplish it with essentially a really incredible incredibly silly property.”