It’s been announced that the creator of Netflix’s It’s the End of the F—ing World, Jonathan Entwistle, is still enlisted to reboot the iconic Power Rangers franchise. What’s particularly interesting about this latest announcement, compared to past efforts to revive the franchise, is that Jonathan Entwistle will be directing both theatrical and television adaptations of the Power Rangers franchise. This new take to have the Power Rangers franchise rebooted across various mediums comes from eOne, a production banner recently acquired by Hasbro.
As revealed by eOne’s film president Nick Meyer and global television president Michael Lombardo in a joint statement, via THR:
“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,” they began.
They then explained that they would like to work with “the most talented storytellers” as a way to further “build entertainment universes” focusing on Hasbro’s vast properties.
“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 duo further explained.
Meanwhile Jonathan Entwistle had this to say:
“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.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this attempt at having the Power Rangers franchise rebooted goes. Especially considering that the last theatrical installment wasn’t exactly the hit fans were hoping for. But with Jonathan Entwistle behind the latest effort – one that will span both film and television – there’s a lot of potential that this new Power Rangers initiative will fully revive the iconic franchise.