Lionsgate’s just released five character posters for the upcoming action film, Power Rangers, directed by Project Almanac‘s Dean Israelite. Pictured on the posters are Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger. Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) isn’t pictured on the posters but plays the film’s villain, Rita Repulsa.
Six writers – John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island), Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class), and Max Landis (Chronicle) – are credited with the script. Power Rangers creator Haim Saban produces along with Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen. Lionsgate is targeting a March 24, 2017 theatrical release.
The Plot: Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.