We hope you've been cutting up your six-pack rings and sorting your glass recyclables because Captain Planet is (probably) coming back from the dead for a new movie from Sony Pictures and he's going to be less than thrilled if you've been tossing your non-biodegradable Styrofoam containers out of your Hummer.
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to the early 1990s series for an adaptation to be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford.
Gordon's had his hands in Saving Private Ryan, Speed, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, Army Wives, Hard Rain, Broken Arrow, and a whole laundry list of other notable projects. So, Vegas has Christian Slater as the favorite to land the Captain Planet role and there's a 40-percent chance your parents will watch it over and over again once it starts playing on A&E every rainy Wednesday evening between now and the end of time.
Murphy's credits include the Transformers movie franchise. He's working with Montford on an adaptaion of a series of YA vampire novels because somebody has to assault that deceased bronco.
Here's to hoping they don't go all Michael Bay and turn this reboot into an abomination that will infiltrate—and dump toxic waste all over—the sweet dreamscapes of an entire generation. Fingers crossed, '90s kids. [THR]