Power Rangers movie casts Vancouver's Ludi Lin as Black Ranger

The actor is now based in Beijing but studied Theatre at UBC and his family still lives in Vancouver.

Actor now based in Beijing but studied at UBC and family still lives in Vancouver

Actor Ludi Lin who once called Vancouver home, has been cast as the Black Ranger in the upcoming Power Rangers live action movie. (Saban Entertainment/Lionsgate)

The producers of the upcoming Power Rangers movie has cast its latest major role and he's got Vancouver-roots.

Actor Ludi Lin has been tapped to play Zack, the Black Ranger.

The popular 1990s children's television show is getting a reboot as a major live-action feature film set to be released in 2017.

Lin landed in Vancouver today from Beijing, where he is now based . 

The actor has already had big successes in Asia, but remains relatively unknown in North America.

He just made his feature film debut in the biggest film to hit box offices in China — the Chinese-made fantasy movie, Monster Hunt

A promotional shot of Ludi Lin as he danced by the train tracks in Vancouver's Gastown. (Machuca Photography)

Lin emigrated to Vancouver with his family during his late teens and later studied theatre at UBC.

His Vancouver-based agent, Andrew Ooi, says his family still lives on the West Coast.

Due to the rules around the production, Lin wasn't able to do conduct any interviews but shared his excitement about his new role on social media.

If all turns out as planned, Lin can count on seeing his family more often. A secret film project, led by Power Rangers movie director Dean Israelite, is set to shoot in Vancouver.