An impressive team of major Hollywood players is behind a new film detailing the birth of the environmental organization Greenpeace. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, Cool Runnings, While You Were Sleeping) will direct, Jerry Zucker (Naked Gun, Airplane!) and wife Janet will produce, and The West Wing’s Andy Sorkin has been approached to write the script.
According to the UK Guardian, the story will be told through the eyes of Greenpeace’s charismatic founders, Bob Hunter and Rex Weyler. “We want to look at these unlikely heroes who became activists in spite of themselves,” Janet Zucker told Variety. “Jon likes to make a big adventure movies. And we’ve found that the best way to reach people’s hearts and minds is through entertainment.”
The title of the flick is yet to be determined, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s pulled from one of the two books the movie is being based on; Rex Wyler’s “Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World” and Bob Hunter’s “Warriors of the Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement”
Warriors of the Rainbow anyone?