Morphers, rejoice! The long-awaited and Power Rangers-inspired film, Legend of the White Dragon, has officially been funded on Kickstarter.
Last summer, original Power Rangers cast members teamed up with Bat in the Sun Productions (the minds behind Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe and Super Power Beat Down) to bring this toku-tinged story to life. This year, in its second go-round, the Kickstarter has surpassed its funding goal with 37 days to go.
One of the things that makes the prospect of this film so exciting is the return of some of the most popular Power Rangers in history including the talented Jason Faunt (Power Rangers Time Force) and charismatic Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce) and an array of actors in the cast including Lio Rush, King Bach (Coffee & Kareem), Chris Casamassa (Mortal Kombat), Kevin Porter (Bat in the Sun), and the introduction of Ciera Foster. iconic Ranger himself: Jason David Frank.
Jason David Frank Shares Legend Of The White Dragon‘s Plans
When The Illuminerdi reached out to Jason David Frank for comment, he was only too happy to express his pleasure at the success of the Kickstarter fundraiser thus far. He even mentioned some of the costume plans, saying:
It’s amazing to see us reach our first goal right away. Now we’re off to our stretch goals. This whole new universe is going to be amazing. Thank you to all of the fans and thank you to Team Legend of the White Dragon.
One of the reasons for launching the Kickstarter in the first place was so that the creative team wouldn’t be beholden to higher ups holding the purse strings in terms of story decisions, so it’s great to see that the film can move forward on its own terms. This is especially good news for fans who would like to see a Power Rangers story with more adult themes, since Legend of the White Dragon is aimed at lovers of the original who have grown up with the series.
Have you backed Legend of the White Dragon yet? Are you looking forward to what Jason David Frank and Bat In The Sun have in store? Let us know in the comments below.