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CAPTAIN PLANET: Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce Film Adaptation

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Leonardo DiCaprio To Bring Captain Planet To The Big Screen

Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to adapt Captain Planet and the Planeteers into a feature-length film.

DiCaprio, of course, is known for his commitment to environmentalist causes, making him well-suited to adapting the eco-friendly cartoon for the big screen. Also set to work on the project are Jono Matt and Glen Powell, who is perhaps best known for starring opposite Emma Roberts in FX’s Scream Queens:

There’s no word yet on if Powell, who is known for his acting work in projects like FX series Scream Queens and Richard Linklater’s most recent film Everybody Wants Some, will also star in the project.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers was a TV show that aired September 1990 to December 1992. It centered on a five young people from around the world who were given magical rings that had the power to control natural elements. United, they can summon Captain Planet, a superhero who helps them fight against environmental evils.

The project was previously in development at Sony but the rights lapsed. One thing intriguing Paramount and Appian was the subversive take by Matt and Powell on the material: sources say the story takes place years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed up hasbeen who needs the kids more than they need him.

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