Dean Israelite May Direct New Power Ranger Film

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This gives clout to the huge fan base who love Super Sentai and the Americanized Power Rangers. We wanted it and we are getting it, it seems. It just took a fan film by Joseph Kahn starring James Van Der Beek and Katie Sackhoff to get Hollywood’s attention. 

Israelite is known for the film Project Almanac which was well received for a smaller budget film which cost $12 million to make and grossed $27 million worldwide.

I personally hope they are able to get Steve Cardenas, who played the second Red Ranger in the American Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, on board. I met Steve at Animation Celebration in Dallas in 2014. He is very down to earth and was a pleasure to work with. Yes, I said work with, as we helped do the announcements for the event while we were there with the SCNS crew.

We also had the chance to interview him.

NOTE: Jason, of SCNS is a HUGE Super Sentai fan and geeked out when he found out Steve came over to our booth that day.

We will keep you updated as more news develops.

– Mike