Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)
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The movie will be based on the 1990s cartoon series of the same name. Paramount is targeting Jono Matt and Scream Queens star Glen Powell to write the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When a deal is finalized with the two screenwriters, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and DiCaprio will move forward with their deal to produce the film through Appian Way. The company signed a first look deal with the studio back in March alongside Glen Powell.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Appian Way are in talks to acquire the rights to “Captain Planet,” and if the deal is struck, it would be produced by DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and would be written by “Everybody Wants Some!
The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that DiCaprio's Appian Way and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to bring an adaptation of Captain Planet And The Planeteers to a theater near you.
That's not all. They're already working hard to find writers for the project, as Paramount is courting Jono Matt and Glen Powell to pen the script.
For those unaware, Captain Planet And The Planeteers
According to THR, the movie will take place years after the conclusion of the Captain Planet and the Planeteers TV show, “with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need them”.
Given its environmental themes, Captain Planet seems a perfect fit for DiCaprio, who will be producing the movie alongside Powell and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way.
A Captain Planet movie was previously in development at Sony back in 2013, only for the rights to lapse before the studio could get it off the ground.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers ran for three seasons between 1990 and 1992, with a follow-up series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet,
By your powers combined, or at least the powers of some folks in Hollywood, a Captain Planet movie is in development.
This just in: Paramount is developing a Captain Planet movie. Remember Captain Planet? Captain Planet And The Planeteers was a somewhat preachy cartoon with an environmental message that ran from 1993-1996. Depending on how old you were at the time, you either have fond memories of it (and its brightly designed, but strangely mulleted title character) or found it insufferable (primarily because of his supporting cast of teenage 'planeteers'), but it's unlikely you've forgotten it.
Captain Planet would be summoned "by your powers combined" when the Planeteers would work together with their magic rings to fight villains with names like 'Hoggish Greedly.'
The nostalgia factor aside, there's some interesting talent involved in bringing the Captain Planet movie to life. For starters, Paramount is the studio
Sony was actually working on an adaptation many years ago, but the rights have since lapsed. This incarnation of the project has actor Glenn Powell (Scream Queens, Everybody Wants Some) on board as co-writer along with Jono Matt, but there’s no word yet on whether he’ll also play a role in the movie.
For those that have never heard of the classic animated series or need a refresher, Captain Planet and the Planeteers ran from 1990 to 1992, and focused on a group of global youngsters who were given magical rings that could control the four elements of fire, earth, wind, and water, and an additional ring for heart. When they combined their
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Created by Peter S. Fischer
Produced by Universal TV
Aired on ABC for 1 season (7 episodes; 16 segments) from November 27, 1981 – January 15, 1982
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