Well, it looks like those Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are headed back to the big screen with an all-new reboot. This time courtesy of Paramount and Netflix’s The End of the F*cking World creator Jonathan Entwistle.
Yes, The Hollywood Reporter says that Entwistle is in early negotiations to direct the reboot which Paramount hopes will bring the franchise to its roots.
The new story penned by Patrick Burleigh (Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway) involves time-travel that brings the kids to the 1990s where they have to find a way to get back to their present.
Works for me.
Hasbro is producing via Allspark Pictures. We’ll make sure to keep up to date on the reboot as it progresses and pass along updates as we hear them. In the meantime, are you excited about another Power Rangers reboot? Let us know below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Dean Israelite directed the recent Power Rangers reboot starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks. It was produced by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Marty Bowen, and Wyck Godfrey from a screenplay by John Gatins based on a story by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, and Michele and Kieran Mulroney.
And I don’t think anyone is sad the series is getting rebooted considering the recent attempt only managed to snag a 51% raating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads:
“Power Rangers has neither the campy fun of its TV predecessor nor the blockbuster action of its cinematic superhero competitors, and sadly never quite manages to shift into turbo for some good old-fashioned morphin time.” Basically, it was, you know, boring.