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'Power/Rangers' Fan Film Producer Announces Dark Superhero Project

Adi Shankar, who produced the immensely popular and controversial "Power/Rangers" fan film, will step into the director's chair for the first time with his new drama "Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets," Deadline reports.

Shankar will direct the drama alongside Stewart Yost, who will also make his directorial debut with this project. The report compares "Gods and Secrets" to Alan Moore's "Watchmen," in that the new project will explore the darker side of superhero conventions. Created by Shankar, Jenni Powell ("The Lizzie Bennett Diaries") and Shawn Deloache ("New Adventures of Peter and Wendy"), the drama will follow the secret lives and celebrity of the Guardians of Justice, particularly after a tragedy strikes the group and sparks a war.

Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson, Andy Milonakis and WWE's Diamond Dallas Page have signed on to star in the project, with Rathbone and Discourse Media producing. It is unclear at this time whether "Gods and Secrets" is a film or television series; CBR has reached out for comment.

"Gods and Secrets" won't be Shankar's first foray into superhero filmmaking, as he's delivered a series of well-received short films that include "The Punisher: Dirty Laundry," "Venom: Truth in Journalism" and "Judge Dredd: Superfiend."

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