'Captain Planet and the Planeteers' Movie in Works
'Captain Planet and the Planeteers', a popular childrens’ cartoon in the 90’s, is on its way to the big screen.
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to the early 1990s series for an adaptation to be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford. [hollywoodreporter.com]
A movie adaptation was considered back in the 90’s, and a live-action series was developed almost a decade later, but neither came to fruition. With renewed talks from Sony Pictures, hopes are high for bringing Captain Planet into this millenium.
The popular cartoon show from the 90’s was about the story of five teens, each given an elemental power such as Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water which are stored in their magic rings. Together, they battle villains who put planet Earth in danger, due to their polluting and plundering ways. When the task is too tough, they combine the powers in their rings to summon the superhero, Captain Planet.