The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the Power Rangers will morph again as Hasbro has hired It’s The End of the F***ing World creator Jonathan Entwistle to develop both a Power Rangers film and television series for eOne.
A Power Rangers film was in the works at Paramount with Entwistle developing, but Hasbro’s acquisition of eOne scuttled those plans and the toy giant decided to branch out the Power Rangers franchise with a new feature film and a television series simultaneously. Entwistle will oversee a shared universe across multiple platforms.
“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 eOne’s film president Nick Meyer and global television president Michael Lombardo in a joint statement. “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,” said Entwistle.
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