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Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Postapocalyptic YA Movie, Gently Remind Kids About Climate Change

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Enjoy The Revenant, adults! It’s already too late for you. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio will be over here, warning your children about the impending environment collapse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson will produce a film adaptation of Kayla Olson’s apocalyptic YA novel The Sandcastle Empire for Paramount. Featuring a young heroine named Eden, the book takes place in a distant future, “when the Earth is at a breaking point due to climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation [and a] radical faction known as the Wolfpack overthrows the government and takes control.” Well, if hanging out with the actual Pope isn’t enough to draw attention to the environment, maybe a blockbuster action franchise will? It won’t, but hey, worth a shot.

Leo DiCaprio to Produce YA Post-Apocalypse Movie