Leonardo DiCaprio takes part in making headway for a feature film based on the animated series Captain Planet
Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his environmental interests among other things. The Oscar winner has spoken many times about the Earth’s decline due to pollution and global warming. He also narrated the documentary, the 11th Hour in hopes of creating awareness for the issue. He is not stopping there.
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In a recent move, his production company Appian Way Productions along with Paramount moved to acquire the rights for the animated series Captain Planet, according to THR.
The movie was previously an underway project at Sony Pictures but they lost the rights which made Paramount to move in and buy the rights to turn it into a feature film.
Appian Way are hoping to make a deal with Paramount over the film production. Jennifer Davisson Killoran and DiCaprio will produce the project for Appian Way.
Scream Queen’s Glen Powell is currently a contender to pen the script for the movie with Jono Matt. There is as of yet no confirmation whether Glen will be acting in the project too but he has expressed some very clear ideas about how he wants the story of the movie to pan out.
The animated series was showcased from 1990 to 1992. It featured five teenagers from around the world who were sent five rings by Gaia, the spirit of Earth; that channelled the elemental powers of fire, earth, wind, water and heart.
Combined, the powers of their ring summoned the Captain Planet who helped them avert various environmental disasters. The show was very environmental centric and motivated.
According to Powell, the movie’s events will take place after the animated series in which the Captain Planet is washed up and needs the help of the kids more than ever.