We’re still not completely convinced that someone, somewhere isn’t considering floating a Captain Planet movie. In our continued efforts to beat this topic to death, we’ve uncovered additional information that as recently as 1997 (Actually, you know you’re getting old when that feels recent) a movie script based on the TV series was created by writer Michael Reaves. Titled Dark Planet, Reeves reimagined the series and took it “a good 180 degrees in a different direction.”
“It was quite dark, set in a post-apocalyptic future,” he said in an interview. “I think it was one of my better efforts. Everyone seemed to like it, but it got lost in the shuffle when Turner and Warner Bros. merged. A pity — I think it would’ve turned some heads.”
Damn it! In a day and age when The Smurfs and A-Team are once again seeing the light of day as big-screen features, why not throw in a little dark, post-apocalyptic Captain Planet action as well?
C’mon Ted! Make it happen!
Poster mock-up courtesy of benajohnson web log