Power Rangers Reboot Casts Red Ranger

Newcomer Dacre Montgomery has been cast as the Red Ranger in the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot at Lionsgate. He joins a cast that includes Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger.

The story reimagines the origins of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” a group of high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and unite to save the world with the aid of giant mechanical vehicles known as Zords.

The film is said to be more of a restart of the franchise than a reboot, effectively keeping the continuity but giving those unfamiliar with the property a jumping on point. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the script, with Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur producing.