DiCaprio, Powell Team On “Captain Planet” Film

“Scream Queens” and “Everybody Wants Some” actor Glen Powell is set to co-write the script and potentially star in (but that’s not confirmed) the live-action “Captain Planet” movie setup at Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.

The studio is in talks for the rights to the 1990s cartoon series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” with Powell and Jono Matt penning the script. If the deal is made them Powell, DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce.

The original series centered on five young people from around the world who were given magical rings that had the power to control natural elements. United, they can summon Captain Planet, a superhero who helps them fight against environmental evils.

The project was previously in development at Sony but the rights lapsed. This new version is said to be a subversive take on the material by Matt and Powell, one set years after the show and now has Captain as a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.

Source: Heat Vision