Captain Underpants is on its way to the big screen with Dreamworks planning a full length production of the children's book series.
The books revolve around a couple of precocious fourth graders named George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Looking to get back at nasty, student-hating principal Mr. Benny Krupp, the boys hypnotize the principal and cause him to become Captain Underpants. He's a superhero who is nice and helpful to children and manages to get into all kinds of misadventures with the fourth graders shadowing him to make sure he doesn't get hurt. The principal has no recollection of his heroics when he returns to normal.
The books are written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey with Captain Underpants making its first appearance in the nineties with "The Adventures of Captain Underpants", releasing 6 others by mid 2006.
The film is still in development.