It's almost Morphin' Time, as the new Power Rangers movie is heading to theaters later next month. While fans of the franchise can't wait for the film to debut, a very different version of the script almost came to life.
Comic and screenwriter Max Landis was originally hired to write a Power Rangers movie a few years back. He had a completed script in 2014, but was replaced before the film began production. Landis claimed he was fired from the film, but the studio was fairly mum on the claims.
John Gatins ended up writing the version of the script that the studio chose to go with, and Landis' script disappeared.
This week, a reddit user got their hands on the original Landis script and posted it online. It seems legitimate, but no one could be sure if this was the real thing or not.
Well, no one but Max Landis. And he took to Twitter to confirm that this was actually his script.
holy shit someone posted my power rangers script to reddithttps://t.co/YPHRoxGVKg— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) February 2, 2017
This version of the screenplay is 127 pages in length, and can be found right here. There's no telling how different the Landis Power Rangers was from the final product, because the movie has yet to be seen.
Power Rangers is set to land in theaters on March 24, 2017.
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"Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late."
Power Rangers stars Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), David Denman (Sam Scott), Becky G. (Trini/Yellow Ranger), Sarah Grey (Amanda), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger), Emily Maddison (Rebecca), Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/Black Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger).