‘Power Rangers’ Movie Reboot in Development at Paramount From Jonathan Entwistle

Monday

‘Power Rangers’ Movie Reboot in Development at Paramount From Jonathan Entwistle


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.

  • "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" After 24 years on the air, "Power Rangers" is going back to its roots with a new movie that puts a new spin on the original team of "teenagers with attitude' from Angel Grove. But what happened to the original team that excited little kids and sent action figures flying off the shelves back in 1993? Here's where the original Rangers, allies and villains are now.
  • austin st. john power rangers red ranger AUSTIN ST. JOHN (Red Ranger):The Taekwondo and judo black belt who played team leader Jason Scott Lee went on to work as an overseas paramedic, according to his Facebook profile. After leaving "Power Rangers" midway through Season 2 due to a contract dispute, he returned to the series in "Power Rangers Zeo" and in "Forever Red," a 10th anniversary special that brought together all the Red Rangers from the series.
  • thuy trang yellow ranger power rangers THUY TRANG (Yellow Ranger): The actress who played California teen Trini Kawn died in a car accident in 2001. But before that, she starred in two movies outside of the "Power Rangers" universe, 1996 comedy "Spy Hard" and 1996 action film "The Crow: City of Angels."
  • david yost blue ranger power rangers DAVID YOST (Blue Ranger):Yost appeared in over 200 episodes of "Power Rangers" as brainiac Billy Cranston before leaving in 1996. In a 2010 interview, he revealed his departure was due to harassment from the production crew over his homosexuality. He's recently worked as a reality TV producer on shows like "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and is slated to appear in "The Order," a short action film starring various "Power Rangers" alumni including Austin St. John and Walter Emanuel Jones
  • black ranger power rangers WALTER JONES (Black Ranger):This 43-year-old actor played Zack Taylor for one-and-a-half seasons before leaving with Trang and St. John. He had a cameo role in later "Power Rangers" seasons as some of the monsters the Rangers fought. He has dozens of voice, film and TV guest roles to his name, including a bit role in "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping."
  • AMY JO JOHNSON (Pink Ranger):The 43-year-old actress who played Kimberly Hart on the show's first three seasons went on to several more lead TV roles on shows like "Felicity," "The Division," and "Flashpoint." Now a married mom, she has a cameo in the new "Power Rangers" movie as a citizen in Angel Grove.
  • JASON DAVID FRANK (Green/White Ranger): After joining "Power Rangers" midway through the first season as Tommy Oliver, Frank remained on the show until midway through its fifth season, "Power Rangers Turbo." In 2004, he played Tommy again in "Power Rangers Dino Thunder" and guest starred in a 2014 episode of the series for its 20th anniversary. Outside of "Power Rangers," he started a career as a karate instructor and MMA fighter, winning four amateur bouts and one pro bout.
  • PAUL SCHRIER AND JASON NARVY (Bulk and Skull):The comic relief duo stayed on "Power Rangers" longer than anyone else on the original cast, appearing in the first six seasons. Schrier played Bulk in two more seasons in 1999 and 2011, with Narvy having guest appearances as Skull in both. Both actors remain friends to this day and have appeared at "Power Rangers" fan conventions, while Schrier has worked as a voice actor and director in animation.
  • ROBERT L. MANAHAN (Zordon):Manahan became the voice of the Rangers' mentor midway through the first season and remained in the role until Zordon's final appearance on the show in 1998. Manahan died in 2000 of a heart aneurysm, with an episode of "Power Rangers" dedicated to his memory.
  • RICHARD WOOD (Alpha 5):The voice actor behind Zordon's panicky robot assistant went on to enjoy a long and prosperous career as a voice actor on kids' cartoons, including lead roles in "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" and "Invader Zim." He also played several monsters du jour on later seasons of "Power Rangers."
  • BARBARA GOODSON (Rita Repulsa):While "Power Rangers" used footage from the Japanese "Sentai" series for Rita, her voice was dubbed by Goodson, who has over 300 voice acting roles in animated movies, TV series, and video games, including "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," and "Naruto."
  • Previous Slide Next Slide 1 of 11
    With "Power Rangers" getting a movie reboot, we look back to see what has happened to the original team
    After 24 years on the air, "Power Rangers" is going back to its roots with a new movie that puts a new spin on the original team of "teenagers with attitude' from Angel Grove. But what happened to the original team that excited little kids and sent action figures flying off the shelves back in 1993? Here's where the original Rangers, allies and villains are now.