Watch the Power Rangers Get a Gritty Reboot With Some Help From James Van Der Beek

Wait, did the Pink Ranger just get decapitated?

The Power Rangers are back and almost unrecognizable in a short film directed by Joseph Kahn, the man behind the hyperactive VOD classics Torque and Detention, and produced by Adi Shankar, who madeThe Grey, a movie about Liam Neeson fighting wolves and Seasonal Affective Disorder. The fact that the short film stars James “Dawson” Van Der Beek is as unexpected as it’s tone, which lands somewhere between Saving Private Ryan and Oldboy. It’s the least expected awesome thing you’re likely to see this week and a potential indication that the Power Rangers reboot coming down the pike might be worthy of your time.