Check Out a Cool Fanmade Trailer for a Live-Action 'Captain Planet'
Shortly after word came last July that Cartoon Network and Transformers franchise producer Don Murphy and his Angry Filmworks production banner had announced development of a live-action feature film adaptation of the environmentally sound 90's cartoon series Captain Planet, the folks at Funny or Die took a stab at it with Don Cheadle as the green mulleted environmentalist hero. But now a more serious take on the hero has surfaced in the form of a fanmade trailer for a film that sees the Planeteers forced to call upon Captain Planet after ten years of being estranged. There are some great moments here, so fire it up!
Here is Jay Diaz's fan-made trailer for a live-action Captain Planet movie, found via ScreenRant:
While it's not a mind-blowing piece of work, there are some phenomenal trailer moments, especially once the Planeteers combine their powers to summon Captain Planet. The shots for Earth and Fire are just spectacular, and even though Captain Planet is hard to take serious with that mullet (a feature that will likely be changed if a studio based live-action film takes off), he still looks like a hard ass. In all honesty, a tongue-in-cheek, but R-rated film in the same vein as Hobo with a Shotgun or Black Dynamite would be a blast, mainly because the cartoon's audience is old enough for that kind of humor now. However, from Cartoon Network, we'll probably end up with something for kids of all ages. Cool trailer though, right?