Power Rangers. Samurai series will kick TV screens in 2011
Adapting the 2009 Super Sentai Series SAMURAI SENTAI SHINKENGER, the martial arts movie series will revolve around five teens who must master the art of Bushido to control the elements of fire, water, sky, forest, and earth.
Alex Heartman has been cast as Red Samurai Ranger Jayden. Najee-De-Tiege has been cast as Blue Samurai Ranger Kevin. Erika Fong has been cast as Pink Samurai Ranger Mia. Hector David Jr. has been cast as Green Samurai Ranger Mike. Rounding out the cast is Brittany Anne Pirtle as Yellow Samurai Ranger Emily. Supporting characters include the Rangers’ mentor Takeru, played by series veteran Rene Naufahu (POWER RANGERS SPD); and Spike, played by Felix Ryan.
Plot: A new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious Warrior bent on destruction.
First martial arts movie produced by Saban Entertainment, later by BVS Entertainment, the series took its initial premise and much of its footage from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai franchise. Its first entry, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted on August 28, 1993, and helped launch the Fox Kids programming block of the 1990s, during which it catapulted into popular culture along with a line of action figures and other toys by Bandai. Despite initial criticism for its action violence targeted for children, the franchise has continued, and as of 2009 the show consists of 17 television seasons, 15 different series, and two theatrical films.
Official website: powerrangers.com
source: kungfucinema, wikipedia