Fire up the rumor mill, Planeteers! A recent entry to the somewhat-reliable Wikipedia info on Captain Planet (I check it everyday) says something interesting about our favorite green animated superhero.
Warner Brothers studio announced on January 18, 2008 that a live action movie is to be made and is scheduled for late 2009. The movie is currently in pre-production.
Oh. Dead. God. They can’t be serious, can they? A live-action version of the blue-skin, green-haired protector of Mother Earth and his five planeteers? For those not hip to have caught the animated series back in 1990 (which interestingly was created by media mogul Ted Turner), here’s a small summary:
Captain Planet is the combined and magnified powers of all five of the Planeteers’ rings, and stands for all that was good and environment-friendly. Upon his formation, he proclaims, “By YOUR powers combined, I am Captain Planet!” The Captain is sky-blue skinned, with a grass-green mullet and eyebrows. He wears red shorts, a half-shirt and gauntlets with matching red knee-high boots. His body is composed mainly of a crystal compound.
Can you imagine trying to pitch that role to a leading Hollywood actor? Who wouldn’t get in line early? We’ll keep you updated on all the latest as we get it. Screw M. Night’s The Happening. This is the real environmental film that’s going to kick some serious ass.