The upcoming Power Rangers movie has officially been cast and the film will officially start production in January, but what is this film going to look like? Dean Israelite described to IGN in June that the film was to be mature, yet still playful and wanted to put the best presentation together to get a chance to direct the film:
I read the script and was really surprised by it and thought there was a really cool, contemporary, mature but still playful, buoyant and fun take on the material, and was updated in a really interesting way. It had this wonderful character that’s essential to going on a fantastic adventure. I was instantly drawn to it. I remember it as a kid. I grew up with it in South Africa. When I opened the script I had no idea how it was going to be updated, and I was really impressed by it. So I put a really big presentation together, because I needed to win the job. There were a lot of guys going out for it and saw the potential in it, so I put a really big presentation together and was lucky enough to get the job. We’re in sort of a soft pre-production right now, doing a lot of design work and reimagining the world. It’s really cool and exciting. (Source)
Earlier in May, potential zord concept art for the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Pterodactyl was leaked, and quickly taken down. Because of the quick action, many wondered if the leaked designs were going to be used for this new movie. What other concept art was pitched with potential directors?
Here are a few after the jump.
These concepts aren’t being used to the best of my knowledge. They were pitched with candidates for directors who were not chosen.
Alex Ruiz’s concept art.
“Power Rangers concept art for a recent film pitch. Unfortunately this version won’t be getting made.
#powerrangers ” / Source: https://twitter.com/alexruizart/status/650028692786184192
To find the following images on Greg’s site: Command Center is on the first page, 4th image down. Zordon (x2), Rita, and Alpha; is on the second page, 8, 9, 10, and 11th images down. T-Rex Zord is on the third page, 3rd image. I’m also including the links to the Facebook posts they can be found on.
Tyrannosauru Rex (Source)
Rangers entering the Command Center (Source)