Hasbro and Entertainment One have detailed the plans to develop new film and TV adaptations of Power Rangers with the eOne team leading the development and production of the two projects.
The Manchester-born director and producer, Jonathan Entwistle has been tapped to direct the new adaptations, following the success he has seen from projects such as the Netflix original series I Am Not Okay With This.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity to deliver new Power Rangers to both new and existing generations of awaiting and adoring fans,” said Entwistle.
“We’ll bring the spirit of analog into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success. I’m looking forward to working with the teams at eOne and Hasbro. Together, we can’t wait to share more Power Rangers with the world very soon.”
Nick Meyer, president of film at eOne, and Michael Lombardo, president of global television at eOne, said: “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.
“Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favorite brands and build entertainment universes around them.”
Hasbro acquired the iconic franchise, based on the Japanese property Super Sentai, in 2018 from Saban Brands. In addition to the new non-kid projects under Entwistle, Power Rangers Dino Fury is currently in season two.