After the Power Rangers movie script was completed, Lionsgate and Saban turned their attention to finding a director. Over a handful were brought in to pitch their version based on the script Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz wrote and by April of this year Dean Israelite was chosen.
Now thanks to two conceptual artists, Alex Ruiz and Gregory Semkow, we can see artwork they created for an unnamed director that didn't get hired. The artwork includes Zordon, Rita Repulsa, The Control Room, Alpha, T-Rex Zord, and Megazord.
"This is some concept art I made for a director who was pitching his film version of Power Rangers," Ruiz revealed. "If you guys remember someone made an amazing PR fan film this year, which lit the fire under many asses to get a full on Hollywood film made. So, many a director jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately our guy didn't get it, it went to another director. Such is the nature of the film business."
Explaining Megazord's visor: "The director had a very cool idea of wanting to see the Rangers through a transparent visor, instead of the traditional head."
The first two images below were created by Alex Ruiz and the rest were created by Gregory Semkow.
Alpha and another image of Zordon
The film will star Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, R.J.Cyler as the Blue Ranger,Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger,Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger and Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger. Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing based on a screenplay written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Fringe).
Power Rangers movie is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2017.