Dean Israelite May Direct New Power Ranger Film

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