'Transformers' producer to bring Eco-Hero to cinemas
Captain Planet, the children’s cartoon of the early ’90s, is to be turned into a feature movie.
The blue-skinned, environmentalist superhero featured in six series of cartoons in which he fought against pollution with the help of his Planeteers.
Don Murphy, the producer of the first two Transformers films, along with his wife, Susan Montford, producer of Shoot Em Up and the forthcoming Real Steel, will team up with Cartoon Network to bring the project to fruition.
According to HollywoodReporter.com, the film will be a live action version.
Speaking about the superhero, Stuart Snyder, president of Turner‘s chidren’s division, said: “The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today. We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”
The producers said in a statement: “His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.”
Before adding, “With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender.”
You can check out more on the official website.