It’s good to know in this ever-changing world, there are some people out there who are still trying to keep the “Power Rangers” franchise alive.
Just 2 days after Amy Jo Johnson aka the original Pink Ranger actress celebrated her birthday, the film announced on its official Twitter and Instagram accounts that “The Martian” star Naomi Scott will play Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger in the “Power Ranger” reboot.
This marks the film’s first official cast announcement and it offered us a glimpse at its new lighting bolt logo.
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— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) October 7, 2015
After appearing in Ridley Scott’s “The Martian”, the English actress will be seen next in “The 33”, an upcoming movie based on the true story of 33 Chilean miners who survived 69 days trapped underground.
Scott, of course, has got some pretty big shoes to fill because some longtime fans were actually hoping that someone with more acting experience to play Pink Ranger. However, the studio has instead threw a newcomer into the ring.
The reboot will be based on “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, a popular 90s TV series that was first aired on Fox Kid and inspired a big screen adaptation, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie”, in 1995.
It will re-imagine the origins of the Power Rangers, a group of high school kids with unusual super powers who must unite and learn to harness their abilities in order to save the world.
“Project Almanac” director Dean Israelite, who was a fan of the TV series, is on board to helm the project. During an interview with IGN, he said that the movie will take on a “playful but still mature” mood, indicating that the reboot may be targeted at older audience, and not children.
Zack Stentz and Ashley Milley, who worked together on “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class“, will be writing the script for the reboot. Allison Shearmur, who oversaw “The Hunger Games” film franchise, will produce it alongside Saban and Brian Casentini.
The film was originally slated for release on 22nd July 2016, but Lionsgate has pushed back its release to 13th January 2017.