Another feature film reboot of the campy ’90s kids show “Power Rangers” is in the works, moving over to Paramount and Hasbro from Lionsgate, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Jonathan Entwistle, the creator of the series “The End of the F***ing World,” is in early negotiations to direct the film. Patrick Burleigh, who wrote “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” will write the script. The new film will involve a time travel element in which modern day kids are sent back to the 1990s and are forced to find their way home.
The ’90s TV show, originally called “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” was inspired by a Japanese children’s show and was the story of five children who don colorful suits and helmets and would fight supervillains and giant, robot monsters by morphing into their own mech fighters.
The series received a movie in 1995 but then most recently was rebooted as a gritty, YA property in 2017 as released by Lionsgate and Saban Films. The film made only $142 million on a budget of around $100 million, scrapping hopes for a bigger franchise.
Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures is producing the film after purchasing the property from series creator Haim Saban in 2018.
Entwistle’s teenage dark comedy “The End of the F***ing World” has run for two seasons on Netflix, and he’s next gearing up another Netflix show called “I’m Not Okay With This,” which also involves a teenager dealing with superpowers.
Entwistle is represented by CAA and Grandview.
THR was first to report the news of the reboot.