EXCLUSIVE: Bat in the Sun Productions and Bascule Productions Ltd. have planned a North American theatrical release for the late Power Rangers star Jason David Frankthe last movie of Legend of the White Dragon.

Pic’s release will coincide with what would have been the 50th birthday of the actor and martial artist, who tragically died by suicide in November 2022, aged 49. Scott Kennedy’s Free fall movies will release it exclusively in theaters in all 25 major markets this fall.

The Aaron Schoenke and Sean Schoenke-directed fantasy actor follows Erik Reed aka the White Dragon (Frank), who after being a fugitive on the run for three years, has returned to the town he fought to protect. Now he must clear his name and save the family he keeps secret before the mysterious Dragon Prime (Aaron Schoenke) unleashes his own revenge.

Frank produced the picture alongside the Schoenkes and Christopher Jay, along with Mark Dacascos, King Bach, Michael Madsen, David Ramsey, Jason Faunt, Rachel Brooke Smith, Ciara Hanna, Kevin Porter, Mayling Ng, Cerina Vincent and Frank’s daughter, Jenna Rae Frank, completing the cast.

Frank was best known for playing the Power Rangers Tommy Oliver franchise, through numerous film and television projects, for over 25 years, beginning in 1994. (Read our obituary here.) When he took his own life late last year, the filmmakers’ mission was to honor his legacy by carrying out his passion project as he envisioned it.

“We are proud to have worked with such a talented actor and are grateful to have the opportunity to share his latest performance with the world,” Aaron Schoenke told Deadline. “Having been on this journey with Jason for 10 years, I know he would be beyond excited to know that LEGEND OF THE WHITE DRAGON will open in theaters.”

Sean Schoenke added that “despite the huge loss, the production team worked tirelessly to complete the film and ensure it lived up to the high standards Jason set for itself. The result is a powerful and moving to his talent and dedication.

“We are honored to help bring the latest film from such a talented artist to global audiences,” added Kennedy of Falling Forward Films. “We hope Jason David Frank fans will enjoy seeing so many famous actors collaborate together in THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE DRAGON.”

If you are having suicidal thoughts, call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.


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