Go go go reboot! The 2017 big screen version of Power Rangers might not have set the world on fire, but it did show audiences what a big budget and more serious version of Saturday morning show could look like.
First put in development in December, the upcoming reboot of the ’90s-era TV show will now span both big and small screens. Jonathan Entwistle, who co-created Netflix’s “The End of the F—ing World,” will shephard the entire franchise for Hasbro and Entertainment One, the studio it acquired earlier last year.
“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,” said Nick Meyer, President, Film, eOne and Michael Lombardo, President, Global Television, eOne. “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.”
The series has had many different iterations throughout the past 20 years. So what’s one more reboot right?
Lionsgate and Saban Film attempted to reboot the original “Power Rangers” franchise in 2017 as a gritty, YA adaptation. The film made only $142 million on a budget of around $100 million, scrapping hopes for a bigger franchise.
Hasbro acquired the “Power Rangers” franchise from Saban Brands in 2018.