Lionsgate has recruited Chinese actor Ludi Lin to morph into the Black Ranger for the studio’s forthcoming Power Rangers movie.
The reboot of the iconic 1990s TV series will be directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) and is due out in January 2017. The announcement was made via the Power Rangers movie’s official Instagram account.
Lin was born in China but grew up in Australia and Canada before returning to Asia to pursue a career as an actor. Although somewhat new to the industry, he appears poised to break out. Earlier this year, Lin had a small role in Monster Hunt, China’s highest-grossing film ever, followed by a cameo in comedy blockbuster Lost in Hong Kong. He can next be seen in season two of Netflix period series Marco Polo.