A feature based on the hit kid's TV show "Power Rangers" is due for release in 2016. ©AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

A feature based on the hit kid’s TV show “Power Rangers” is due for release in 2016.
©AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

(Relaxnews) – Announced in May, the new film adaptation of the famous 1990s TV series now has a release date: July 22, 2016.

Produced by Lionsgate and Saban, the feature is scripted by Robert Orci (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and by “X-Men: First Class” screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller. It will explore the origin story of the “Power Rangers,” the group of ordinary high school students who become endowed with extraordinary powers. Dressed in red, pink, blue, green and yellow, they must join forces to fight evil and save the world.

Based on the Japanese series “Super Sentai,” the American “Power Rangers” franchise invaded the small screen and the shelves of toy stores in the 1990s. The TV show, which debuted in the US in 1993, is still produced today and currently airs in 150 markets. In addition to the various TV shows based on the franchise, two features have already been released in 1995 and 1997.

Slated to hit theaters on July 22, 2016, “Power Rangers” will open simultaneously with Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur.”

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