Sony Developing CAPTAIN PLANET Film

Captain Planet is prepping for a little more environmental education.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is in final negotiations to develop a big screen adaptation of the hit 1990s eco-conscious cartoon from Ted Turner and DIC Enterprises.

Mark Gordon (SPEED), Don Murphy (TRANSFORMERS) and Susan Montford are set to produce.

For the original announcement, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

Captain Planet follows the adventures of five young Planeteers from five different continents as they fight to save our planet from a variety of polluting perpetrators. Using magic rings given to them by Gaia, the spirit of the earth, these five teenagers (Kwami, Wheeler, Linka, Gi and Ma-Ti) each possess supernatural powers - Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart - that when combined summon Captain Planet to prevent environmental disasters and save the world.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers originally aired domestically and internationally in syndication and on cable networks TBS and TNT. Six full seasons of the series were produced in the original run of the series, featuring the voice talents of multiple guest celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Edward Asner (Hoggish Greedly), James Coburn (Looten Plunder), Dean Stockwell (Duke Nukem) and Sting (Zarm). Winning multiple Environmental Media Awards across its production, Captain Planet and the Planeteers also scored several Daytime Emmy nominations.




More On: Ted, TNT, the voice, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Sheen, Edward Asner, Dean Stockwell.

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