Four years after the release of the last film “Power Rangers” in theaters, the streaming platform wishes to relaunch the universe of the franchise with films and series.
The information has been circulating for more than a year: Jonathan Entwistle, producer and director of the series The End Of The F *** ing World, is in charge of relaunching the franchise Power rangers. First planned for Paramount Pictures, with the aim of making people forget the failure of the 2017 film, the project finally takes shape on Netflix. If the hallway noises spoke of a revival with several suites, but ultimately a whole universe dedicated to Rangers will emerge on the platform, with films, TV series and even programs for young viewers.
“We have a major project in mind, says Michael Lombardo, president of the company eOne. It is not just a work, but a proposal followed by films and programs for children. We found a great writing collaborator, they got down to work. Knock on wood, Netflix can’t wait, so do we hope to have more news very soon. ”
The streaming giant’s interest in Power Rangers may surprise many. Often considered kitsch – even by its worshipers – the franchise could benefit from a new, more modern reading, likely to appeal to a new audience.
On television, the franchise Power rangers never really showed any signs of fatigue. Dino Fury, broadcast from February 2021, marks the 28th season of the series launched in 1993. On the cinema side, it’s a story. Despite a darker, more grown-up approach, the last live-action film, released in 2017, failed to woo the crowds. With a budget of 105 million dollars, the reboot had brought in 85 in the United States, for a total of 142 worldwide.
For the moment, no official release date has been announced by the Netflix platform.