Another day, another clip from ‘Power Rangers’. It’s now just nine days to go until the film hits cinemas worldwide and the marketing machine continues not to slow down. Today has seen the release of the fourth clip from the film. This time we get to see Black Ranger, Zack, learning to drive the Mastodon Zord.
Fans have been a little confused by the design of the Mastodon as the creature now has eight legs. Speaking of the design director Dean Israelite said:
The idea is the Zords are machines that take on the form of the most powerful organisms of the planet they’re on. When these Zords came to Earth, dinosaurs reigned supreme and so they took on the image and the spirit of these dinosaurs, that is the mythology that we have put into the movie. But in the concept that we have created they are meant to be inspired by those animals not an actual, literal, version of it, and so we decided we wanted to take certain liberties, too.
The other component of it is almost more of a practical component. We look at these renderings and we create a 3D space and we look at how they should move, and you learn a lot from that. And the mastodon is so big that we realized that with added legs it would just move better in a CG environment, and we would be able to make it a more nimble machine. So it felt kind of like practical; if you were an alien creating this machine, you would want those added limbs.
Checkout the new clip in the player below. At the bottom of the page we’ve added a gallery of screen shots from the clip also!
Sabans Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove (and the world) is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Directed by Dean Israelite, Saban’s ‘Power Rangers’ stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, featuring Bill Hader, with Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks. The screenplay is by John Gatins. Story is by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney. Producers are ‘Power Rangers’ creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen.
‘Power Rangers’ hits cinemas on March 24th, 2017.