This Short Reimagines A New, Grittier Power Rangers

Not the Power Rangers you remember.

1. Film producer Adi Shankar just released a short film that reimagines the “Power Rangers” in a dark dystopian future.

2. It features James Van Der Beek as the Red Ranger.

3. Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica as the Pink Ranger.

4. And a grizzled and battle-scarred version of Tommy, the former green/white ranger.

5. The short has plenty of adult content and language.

6. And has no shortage of action and gore.

7. Sankar told HitFix that he made the short as an extreme take on Hollywood’s obsession with dark and gritty reboots.

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“The intention was not only to make it dark and gritty but make it even darker and grittier than you could possibly imagine, hence the brains, the blood and the violence and the sex.”

8. Needless to say, these aren’t the same Power Rangers from your childhood.

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We are the World 25th Anniversary Remake Video, Hope for Haiti

Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) “We Are The World 25 For Haiti”, in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.

The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.

Random Artists: Brandy, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Usher, Swizz Beatz, Lionel Richie, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Jamie Foxx, Kid Cudi, Nicole Scherzinger, Miley Cyrus, Quincy Jones, Josh Groban, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson (RIP), Will.I.Am., Kanye West, Kid Cudi, LL Cool J, Black Eyed Peas, Robin Thicke, Randy Philips, Barbra Streisand, Wyclef Jean, Akon, T-Pain, Lil’ Wayne, Tony Bennett, Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, Gladys Knight, Trey Songz, Jona Brothers, Vince Vaughn, Toni Braxton, & Jordin Sparks