'Power Rangers' Creator Knock It Off With Your Van Der Beek Knockoff

2/24/2015 4:05 PM PST

'Power Rangers' Creator -- Knock It Off ... With Your Van Der Beek Knockoff

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"Power Rangers" producers might morph into mighty angry plaintiffs if one fan-turned-filmmaker doesn't pull down his dark and ultra-violent spoof starring James Van Der Beek ... stat.  

Here's the deal ... producer Adi Shankar posted a badass dystopian spoof of "Power Rangers" on Vimeo, but SCG Power Rangers LLC -- the company behind the real McCoy -- caught wind and demanded it be taken down.

Shankar ... whose previous work includes "The Grey," "Lone Survivor" and "Dredd" -- isn't backing down. It's still posted on YouTube and Shankar's rep, Ash Venkatram says he'll keep it there until he gets a cease and desist. 

The film is worth a watch (while you still can) -- JVDB turns in some hardcore sword work.