“The power is YOURS!”
To make sure no part of your childhood goes unturned, Cartoon Network has signed with Angry Filmworks to develop Captain Planet and the Planeteers… in live action. The producers Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford from Angry Filmworks may come as familiar names from the Transformers movies as well as Shoot Em Up, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and the upcoming robot boxing movie Real Steel.
“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today. We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.” – Stuart Snyder
“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life. His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.” – Don Murphy
“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender.” – Susan Montford
With the environment being such a large issue, there is definitely some star power that could be hired to be part of this movie. The original cast had tons of celebrities that were either consistent parts or sometimes just passing characters; Levar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Tim Curry, John Ratzenberger, Margot Kidder, James Coburn, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen, Jeff Goldblum, and many more.
Considering the connection to Cartoon Network, I’m hoping it will be more like this Captain Planet skit from Robot Chicken where Ted Turner takes protecting the environment into his own hands…