With a little help from Sony Pictures, Captain Planet and his element-loving Planeteers will once again return to tackle Earth's environmental issues.
Sony pictures has entered final negations for the rights to the beloved 1990s television series, reports The Huffington Post. The film version of the show will be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford.
The Planeteers are a group of five teens devoted to protecting Earth from the world's eco-villains. When they need just a little extra assistance to overcome environmental bad destroying characters, they combine their powers (stored in rings on their fingers) -- earth, wind, fire, water and heart -- to summon the superhero Captain Planet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a film version of the show was started in the '90s. But it only reached the script stage. Three years ago, a live-action series was also developed by Montford and Murphy but it fell flat as well
When the live-action series was first announced, Montford said Captain Planet was more than needed with all the environmental changes affecting the world.
"With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender," she said.
Are you looking forward to the new project, or should the Planeteers stay in the '90s?
Watch the opening credits for the original cartoon series below:
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...