The morphing for the “Power Rangers” reboot is almost complete!
The studio announced the casting through the official “Power Rangers” Instagram. It was revealed that the Red Ranger will be portrayed by newcomer Dacre Montgomery while the Black Ranger will be played by Ludi Lin, who has already had great success in Asia.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star RJ Cyler was recently announced to be joining the movie as the Blue Ranger. The Red, Black, and Blue Rangers were originally portrayed by Austin St. John, Walter Emanuel Jones, and David Yost respectively.
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.
The film was originally slated for release on 22nd July 2016, but Lionsgate has pushed back its release to 13th January 2017.
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Source: Coming Soon.