The 2016 reboot Power Rangers, which returns the original Saban TV series back to the big screen, has hired X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the screenplay.

Roberto Orci, who recently excused himself from any ties to the Marvel/Sony sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 3, has joined this new iteration of Power Rangers as an executive producer and will help develop the story alongside Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

Power Rangers became a phenomenon in the mid-90s, with a syndicated afternoon TV series. It first hit the big screen in 1995 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and was followed by Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.

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The new 2016 version of Power Rangers will be a complete reboot with a new group of high school kids who become infused with the iconic Mighty Morphin super powers. They must learn to harness these new abilities if they are to save the world from an onslaught of giant monsters and other extraterrestrial threats.

Haim Saban, who created the original franchise, will produce through his production company alongside head of development and production Brian Casentini. Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games while she was at Lionsgate, will also serve as a producer. She is currently in the midst of producing Disney's live-action Cinderella.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz also have a writing credit on Marvel's Thor and are currently working on the natural disaster thriller Geostorm starring Gerard Butler. They previously worked with Roberto Orci on the Fox TV series Fringe.

Roberto Orci is set to direct Star Trek 3, but will not be officially confirmed until Paramount green lights the screenplay.

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