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Created in the 1960’s, Sabrina The Teenage Witch was originally nothing more than a one-shot in an issue of Archie comics, but has since then spawned into franchise hit. After three incarnations as an animated series, a seven year live action show – starring the still spankable Melissa Joan Hart – and two TV movies, the witch is back! Only with one subtle difference…

According to Deadline, Sabrina The Teenage Witch will be rebooted to the big screen as a magic-casting superhero! Under the direction of Sony Pictures, this updated tale is going to be a spin on the classic Spider-Man tale with the young Sabrina Spellman coming to terms with her blossoming powers. Odds are they be setting this in high school too, nothing says “dramatic action” than learning you’re a witch in the middle of prom, cheerleader practice or whatever teenagers do between texting.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins director Mark Waters is in talks to direct the Sony Pictures reboot, with Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari writing the script and Real Steel producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford as producers. No actresses are currently being eyed to star as Sabrina, although rumor is they plan on going with an unknown talent.

What do you think of Sony making a reboot? Any ideas on just who should star as Sabrina? Let’s here your predictions.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Captain Planet will be tree huggin’ his way to theaters, and it’s all thanks to a deal Cartoon Network’s deal with producer Don Murphy (Transformers). The Turner-owned net is planning to develop a live-action adventure film based on the world’s first animated environmental super hero, Captain Planet. Murphy’s team plans on reviving Captain Planet, and making him more relevant to today’s demographics. Stuart Snyder, president of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Division says that the company wishes to,

“…bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”

For those who have been living under a rock, Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered in 1990 as the first environmental animated series on the small screen. The six-season series centered on a band of young people who combine their special powers to summon eco-hero Captain Planet to battle the world’s eco-villains.

To be quite honest I’m not sure to how to feel about a big blue-ish man on the big screen talking about environmental issues. Also the dude is kind of a lame super hero ’cause even though he fights pollition (“down to zero”), if he gets dirty he loses his powers. Grime and dirt are this hero’s krptonite. Thank God he doesn’t live in Mexico, he’d be dead within 5 minutes. ( no offense to the country, but take it from me it’s pretty dirty in certain areas) Plus, we already had The Day After Tomorrow freak everyone out about the way they’ve screwed the environment by threatening a second ice age and typhoon’s larger  than the Statue of Liberty. I reserve my comments on big blue men saving the world until the first trailer for this movie, but so far it ain’t looking all that good for him.