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Captain Planet Getting A Movie

 
 
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Posted June 28, 2013 by

 
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Waaay back in the ‘90s, before it was cool to care about the environment, Turner Broadcasting teamed with DIC Enterprises (behave) to bring to life the first environmental animated series; Captain Planet And The Planeteers.  The story told of five teenagers from around the world who each possessed a special ring that represented Earth’s powers; Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and, umm, Heart.  When these powers were combined they summoned the Superman-like hero that was Captain Planet who would prevent ecological disasters and defeat evil eco-villains.  Sony is in negotiations to bring the series to the big screen.  Given the current popularity of superheroes it was probably only a matter of time before Captain Planet got a look in but is there a market for a hero with a message?  It won’t be the first time Captain Planet has become live-action, with Don Cheadle playing him in a series of Funny Or Die sketches (see below), although it’s unlikely he’ll be in the running to play the film incarnation.  Source – The Hollywood Reporter


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Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email: alex.moss@filmjuice.com


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