The short film that has everybody (especially the 90’s kids) talking, producer Andi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn’s “Power/Rangers”, now gives us a behind the scenes look of the grimy, adult-version of the once beloved childhood television show.
The short film that depicts the colorful, legendary teenage butt-kickers in a more violent and hardcore perspective has over 18 million views on Youtube, even after being taken down due to threats from Saban, owners of the Power Rangers brand, to take legal action over copyright infringement. Because of all the blood, guns, drugs, and legal attacks, Shankar had to place a disclaimer on the beginning of the video:
“The following is an independently produced “bootleg universe” video that is not in any way associated with, or endorsed by Saban Brands, SCG Power Ranger LLC or any of their affiliated companies. The video contains graphic violence, nudity, sexual situations & drug use, and is intended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.”
Now that it is back up for viewer’s pleasure, the guys behind the controversial and popular film give us a glimpse of the making of it in this behind the scene video.
I was all for the original Power Rangers to return back to the big screen, but after seeing this film, I wouldn’t mind if Shankar and Saban link up to get this version in a theater near me!