After Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and Judge Dredd: Superfiend, producer Adi Shankar is back with another short in his “Bootleg” series, this time delivering an ultra gritty take on the Power Rangers. Directed by Torque and Detention director Joseph Kahn, who also recently directed the music video for Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, the short is set in a world where the Rangers lost and the Machine Empire has taken over. Kimberly (Katee Sackhoff) is being interrogated by James Van Der Beek, a turncoat Ranger, and we learn that the other Rangers have been killed and Tommy is the main suspect. There’s lots more gunplay than you may remember from MMPR but there is tons of action and great Easter Eggs throughout and the craziest part is that Kahn isn’t even really a fan of Power Rangers and wouldn’t even take the directing job for the upcoming movie if it was offered to him. Check out the short below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.