Fans of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers franchise and the '90s nostalgia trend alike have been anticipating any news they can get regarding the Power Rangers feature film reboot, which is scheduled for a 2017 release. Lionsgate has finally revealed the plot for the movie ... and it looks like an identical description for the 1993 TV show that spawned the film.

Here's the synopsis as per the press statement released by Lionsgate on Feb. 29:

"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 threats. 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."

Here is a description of the original show on IMDB:

"A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters." 

While the IMDB summary names names for both of the show's major antagonists, it would be fair to assume that anything involving Lord Zedd will probably end up in a future sequel if the rebooted movie turns out to be a success — mainly because the American-made original character served as a replacement villain for Rita Repulsa, who is set to be played by actress Elizabeth Banks, during the television series' second season.

Despite the fact that the plot line of the rebooted film sounds exactly like the opening premise for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' first season, it seems like the movie already has a number of draws, namely Banks' bankability (sorry, I had to), the fact that, unlike the original show, the actors playing the Rangers perform in their own fight sequences and do their own stuntwork if Instagram is any indication and 21st century special effects are going to make sure that the movie, if done correctly, does well in the box office.

Source: Lionsgate

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