Producers behind the hit Power Rangers Tv franchise have threatened legal action against a filmmaker after he uploaded a violent spoof starring James Van Der Beek online.

Adi Shankar, who has worked as an executive producer on films including Lone Survivor and Dredd, shot the dark footage with the former Dawson's Creek star and recently uploaded it to the Vimeo video website.

Bosses at SCG Power Rangers Llc are not happy with the film and have demanded Shankar take it down, but the moviemaker is refusing to bow to the pressure until he is served with a cease and desist notice, according to Tmz.com.