Project Power dropped on Netflix recently to slightly favourable reviews. The film currently has a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 5.68/10. Our resident movie critic Samuel Lim called the film a hot mess. “If you can look past its tonal discrepancies, underwhelming plot and performances, there’s some fun to be had here. Nothing more, though, seeing that the film fails to expand on its more compelling elements.”
The concept, though, — take a pill and be imbued with superpowers for 5 minutes — is an interesting one and has plenty of franchise potential. And that’s exactly what Project Power screenwriter spoke to ComicBook.com about recently. Tomlin said that while he didn’t write Project Power with a sequel in mind, he does have some ideas.
“I think, obviously, the priority is to tell a good story and make a good movie. Getting a movie made is so hard. Now, having seen a couple of my projects get off the ground, and this is the first one to see the light of day, I just have such a greater appreciation for every single movie. And so that, full stop, was my thinking there, but of course, to be able to do a franchise, to be able to do more of these.
And honestly, as excited as I am at the prospect of continuing with the characters, I think that my idea, a kind of pill that can give you a super power, that’s sticky enough that I really want to continue to Rubik’s Cube genres. It’s like, what’s the horror movie version of that idea? What’s this coming of age movie version of that idea? And I think that if this movie does well, there’s an argument to be made that Netflix should explore that. I hope that fans ravenously start asking for it.”
Project Power is currently streaming on Netflix.