‘The Martian’ actress Naomi Scott to star in ‘Power Rangers’

LOS ANGELES: “The Martian” actress Naomi Scott is set to star as Pink Ranger in the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot.


Dean Israelite is directing the film from a screenplay by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. The movie re-imagines the story of a group of high schoolers, who use their superpowers to save the world.

The news was shared on the official Instagram page of “Power Rangers”, which will hit theaters in 2017.

“It’s official! #NaomiScott will play the #PinkRanger in the @PowerRangersMovie! Coming in 2017” The 22-year-old “Terra Nova” star tweeted, “I’m freaking out” after the news.

The crime fighters originally hit the air as a TV show in the 90s called “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, and subsequently inspired other small-screen series.

1995’s “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” and 1997’s “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” were the big screen adaptations of the TV show.