Go Captain Planet: Leonardo DiCaprio to produce film on the 90s cartoon series
Leonardo DiCaprio did some serious following up on his Academy Award acceptance speech on climate change by trying to resurrect a 90s superhero who could help us address our worries on climate change: Captain Planet.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions are teaming to resurrect Captain Planet.
The studio is in talks for the rights to the 1990s cartoon series, and is eyeing Jono Matt and Scream Queens star Glen Powell to write the script.
The show, which ran in cartoon form from 1990 to 1992, saw Earth spirit Gaia bestowing magical rings on five teenagers. Each ring represents a different life force: African Kwame gets earth; Wheeler, from North America, has fire; Linka, a Russian, controls wind; Asian Gi has water; and South American Ma-Ti gets heart. Together, they can summon Captain Planet and destroy those who want to pollute mother earth.
This is not DiCaprio's first effort to produce a film about the environment though. He also produced Before the Flood, a documentary about the effects of climate change, which premieres 30 October 2016 on National Geographic.