Entertainment One is teaming up with Hasbro to develop new film and TV projects for Power Rangers. The Power Rangers property has been super popular for years and it has such a strong fan base. While the last attempt to make a Power Rangers movie ended up being a disappointment for some, hopefully, these new projects will turn out better.
The company has hired Jonathan Entwistle, creator of the Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This and It’s the End of the F—ing World, to shepherd the projects. eOne will develop and produce the projects with Entwistle set to direct across both formats.
eOne executives Nick Meyer and Michael Lombardo said in a joint statement:
“Jonathan has an incredible creative vision for this iconic and hugely successful franchise, and is hands down the right architect to join us as we reimagine the television and film worlds of this property. Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favourite brands and build entertainment universes around them.”
“This is an unbelievable opportunity to deliver new Power Rangers to both new and existing generations of awaiting and adoring fans. We’ll bring the spirit of analog into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success. I’m looking forward to working with the teams at eOne and Hasbro. Together, we can’t wait to share more Power Rangers with the world very soon.”
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers centers around a group of high school kids given extraterrestrial powers who unite to save the world. It’s been entertaining audiences in the U.S. since 1993. There’s a lot of great potential with this franchise, so hopefully, eOne and Jonathan Entwistle will actually be able to tap into it and deliver some new Power Rangers entertainment that the fans will enjoy and appreciate.