'Power Rangers' Reboot Begins Production And Releases Official Synopsis

Filming on Power Rangers is now officially underway in Vancouver, with Director Dean Israelite working alongside a cast that includes the relative newcomer Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger; Naomi Scott (The Martian) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger; RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger; Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger; and pop music star Becky Gomez as Trini the Yellow Ranger. Lionsgate/Saban have also unveiled the official synopsis for the film too, along with additional details on the project’s credited list of screenwriters and crew members.

Here is the official synopsis for Power Rangers (2017):

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.

Power Rangers might seem like a weird news post for a giant monsters podcast, but I think if you grew up on the original series, it more than reminded you of some classic kaiju films so we're including it. Agree with us? Cautiously excited for the reboot? Let us know in the comments what you think.