Another Power Ranger movie is on the way.
The 2017 film reboot of Power Rangers failed on a financial level, stalling a franchise plan that could have produced around seven more films. The Lionsgate-produced and released feature only drew $US142 million from a budget of $US100 million, making it a flop since that budget doesn’t include marketing and distribution spend. For the record, we kinda liked it.
So, try, try again, right? Paramount Pictures is now gearing up to take the Power Rangers back to the big screen. The studio is putting the pieces together for a new reboot, with The End of the F—ing World creator Jonathan Entwistle currently in talks to direct.
End of the F–ing World may be quite different from the likes Power Rangers, but word is that Paramount and Hasbro are keen on Entwistle’s unique grasp of the younger generation. Entwistle is also the co-creator of another upcoming youth-focused Netflix series titled I Am Not Okay with This, about a teenage girl dealing with her budding sexuality and the rise of mysterious superpowers.
THR broke the news, reporting that the new film’s plot will “involve a time-travel element that brings the kids to the 1990s, and in Back to the Future fashion, they have to find a way to get back to their present.”
The screenplay will come from Patrick Burleigh, co-writer of upcoming sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Stay tuned as this one comes together…