Sony Commits To “Captain Planet” Film

Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the film rights to early 1990s environmental cartoon series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”.

The original show followed five teens from around the world given powers by Gaia, the earth spirit, to protect the planet from polluters. When their powers are not enough, they combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet.

The show was produced by Turner Broadcasting and DIC Entertainment, the same groups behind “Inspector Gadget” and “The Real Ghostbusters”.

Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford will produce the film adaptation. Both a film and live-action series adaptation had previously been developed, but neither came together.

Source: Heat Vision