Comicbook.com – Captain Planet Movie produced by Leonardo DiCaprio now in the works!
Paramount Pictures scored a deal with Appian Way, Leo DiCaprio’s movie production company, with the rights to co-produce the movie Captain Planet And The Planeteers.
Paramount too “is in negotiations with Jono Matt and Scream Queens star Glen Powell to write the script” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sony previously headed the development of the project, however their rights lapsed.
Captain Planet – TV Series and Film
The Captain Planet animated series was produced by Turner Program Services and DIC Entertainment, and it was originally aired on television from year 1990 to 1992.
THR reports that “The [movie version’s] story takes place years after the adventures of the [TV] show, with the Captain now a washed up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.”
Captain Planet Intro
“Our world is in peril. Gaia, The Spirit of the Earth can no longer stand the terrible destruction plaguing our planet.
She sent five magic rings to five special young people…the power of Earth…the power of Fire…the power of Wind…the power of Water…and…the power of Heart.
When the Five Powers combine, they summon Earth’s Greatest Champin, Captain Planet.
The power is yours!”
DiCaprio Environmental Efforts
The Captain Planet film’s environmental theme is a perfect and natural fit for Leonardo DiCaprio as he is a well-known environmentalist. He is also a United Nations Messenger of Peace and often speaks about issues of global warming, climate change, renewable energy, as well as human rights.
Obviously, this cartoon-movie tie-in project is very near his heart.
DiCaprio’s new documentary film called Before The Flood will be in theaters in October 21st and will air globally on NGC (National Geographic Channel) on October 30th.
Before The Flood Trailer (NatGeo):
Ready for Captain Planet movie? (- Admin Anna)
(Sources: ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, LeonardoDiCaprio.org)