'Captain Planet And The Planeteers' Movie Adaptation In The Works
Reported by Outsiders - 12:10 PM 2013.06.28
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the environmental cartoon from the early 1990's.
Captain Planet told the story of five teens from around the world -- North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America that are given powers by Gaia, the earth spirit, in order to protect the planet from the devastation of polluters. When their powers are not enough, the teens combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet. The Captain and the Planeteers fought villains such as Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem and Looten Plunder.
A movie adaptation was attempted before in the 1990's but only reach a script stage and a live-action series was developed in the late 2000's but never was picked up. No word on who will pen or helm the feature but the adaptation will be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford.