According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are currently in talks with The End of the F*****g World creator Jonathan Entwistle to direct a new Power Rangers reboot.
According to THR, Jonathan Entwistle is in early negotiations to direct the new film, which will be another reboot of the Power Rangers franchise and separate from Lionsgate’s 2017 reboot Saban’s Power Rangers. Lionsgate’s film featured a cast of rising stars including Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, RJ Cyler and Becky G and underperformed at the box office, grossing $142.3 million on a $105 million budget.
Hasbro bought the Power Rangers franchise from Saban back in 2018. Hasbro, known for their numerous properties including Transformers and G.I. Joe are developing the new film with Paramount Pictures. The film reportedly features a time travel element and involves the Power Rangers kids traveling back to the 1990s. Patrick Burleigh, writer of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway will write the script.
Jonathan Entwistle’s credits include The End of the F*****g World for Netflix and the upcoming series I Am Not Okay with This.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited to see a new Power Rangers movie under Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures? Would you prefer that they continued the series as seen in the 2017 reboot? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the franchise.
Here is the synopsis for the 2017 reboot:
SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin, and Elizabeth Banks.
Power Rangers is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.