Dean Israelite's POWER RANGERS Remake Enlists Naomi Scott

The upcoming Power Rangers film is still developing, and it was only within the past week that the casting process was made public with a short list of names for several leads. As of today, we now have our first official casting with Disney Channel familiar, actress Naomi Scott.

The official instagram for the big screen Tokusatsu reboot from Lionsgate and Saban announcing Scott's casting was just unveiled below:

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Scott follows a long line of actresses who've starred in the role on the small and big screen dating back to 1993 when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first aired on Fox Kids, crossing over from its roots as a Super Sentai series in Japan; the series, currently celebrating 800 episodes, initially focused on the story of five teenagers mysteriously summomed and enchated with special morphers to defend the planet from intergalatic evil.

As of seven months ago, Earth To Echo helmer Dean Israelite is directing from a script by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz for a release on January 13, 2017.

Stay tuned for updates!

H/T: MTV

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