Heads up “Power Rangers” fans as the hit superhero TV series is about to reveal its movie cast.
The movie based from Haim Saban’s hit TV series during the ’90s is scheduled to hit theaters on January 13, 2017. Reports claim that production will start early 2016.
Dean Israelite is said to be the director of the movie while Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will be in charge of scripts.
According to Cinema Blend, the “Power Rangers” movie production is scouting for fresh and young talents to be part of the team.
The so-called “reboot” of the movie is said to be “a reimagining of the[se] teenagers who were recruited by an alien force and bestowed with transformative abilities to defend Earth against evil extraterrestrials,” the site described.
So far, the actors have begun the testing for Ranger Roles.
Cinema Blend reports that three names are being considered for the character of Jason, the Red Ranger and the leader of the group. These are KJ Apa of “Shortland Street”, Austin Butler of “MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles”, and Mitchell Hope of “The Descendants.”
Zack, the Black Ranger, was known to be a “very energetic character” who loved to dance. The production is choosing from Daniel Zovatto of “It Follows”, Ross Butler of “Chasing Life”, and Brian “Sene” Marc of “Major Crimes” for the role.
Cinema Blend also mentioned that only two actresses are being considered for the role of Kimberly, the Pink Ranger. The actresses are Naomi Scott of “The Martian” and Stephanie Scott of “Insidious 3” and “The Jem and the Holograms movie.” The site claims that Kimberly is usually the “damsel in distress” and they’re hoping that the movie reboot will put her in a “badass portrayal.”
No names were dropped for the roles of the Yellow Ranger, Blue Ranger and Green/White Ranger.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that insiders are looking out for a “big name” who will play as antagonist in the movie.