Well it’s finally happened: a property we’ve suggested on Hollywood! Adapt This! has found a major studio home. Sony is reportedly in final negotiations for Captain Planet and the Planeteers, a live-action feature based on the 1990s environmentally-oriented cartoon series. The adaptation was initially reported almost two years ago, but the involvement of a major studio is a big win for Cap fans. Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford are on board to produce. The series centered on five teens from around the world who were chosen to be the bearers of powerful elemental rings which would help them battle looters and polluters. When the threat was too great for them to handle on their own, they combined their powers to summon the mighty
Don Cheadle Captain Planet, who then took pollution down to zero. Hit the jump for more.
I love this time of year. The opening week of college football is upon us and we’re in the middle of a three-day Labor Day weekend. To make matters even more enticing, the 100 degree heat of the Midwest is slowly but surely becoming a distant memory. All in all, life is good. Now, for those of you who look forward to our weekly “Top 5″ installment, things are only getting better.
In this week’s edition, we’re bringing you our coverage of Star Wars: The Complete Saga (blinking Ewoks and all), a new batch of set photos from Man of Steel and The Avengers, Don Cheadle’s hilarious albeit disturbing take on Captain Planet, and an exclusive interview with 50/50 director Jonathan Levine. Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
By your powers combined, he is Captain Planet! It’s hard for me to believe that 20 years have gone by since Captain Planet and the Planeteers first aired on TBS. Two decades later and the world is still spiraling toward global environmental disaster. While we could sure use a blue-skinned, green-mulleted superhero, for now we’ll just have to settle for the first season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers on DVD. Hit the jump for more.