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When our powers combine, we get a live-action Captain Planet movie

07.19.2011

It's hard to believe this hasn't happened already, but now the stars have aligned for a live action movie adaptation of CAPTAIN PLANET to be made. The elemental powers and superhero aspect would seem to make it a prime candidate for a summer blockbuster, along with Hollywood's propensity to adapt anything we used to watch as kids.

I'm not saying it will be good, lord knows there will be miles to go before it could ever get there, but it's an understandable adaptation, and one that's forthcoming from TRANSFORMERS producer Don Murphy and Cartoon Network, despite the fact that this is not actually animated.

“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said (Turner Broadcasting's) Snyder. “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.”

“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life,” said Murphy. “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.”

A spectacular SERIES of films no less. Of course. Why greenlight one movie when you can go for three or four? I think there could be a way to make such a film cool. The elemental powers alone would make for some pretty cool action sequences, provided they don't hired the LAST AIRBENDER effects team. As for the usually lame Heart? I'd love to see a bunch of mind controlled jungle animals wreck havoc on some eco-baddies.

The question is will this be PG goofball Spy Kids material, or will they aim for a PG-13 "grittier" version of the series?

Extra Tidbit: And which ring would you want?
Source: CN

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