'Captain Canuck' - Canadian Superhero Movie Being Planned
So you thought Captain America was the only super-patriot with enough swag to warrant his own feature film? Oh how wrong you are! Minds Eye Entertainment has obtained the rights to Canadian comic book superhero, Captain Canuck and is working on a screen adaptation at this very moment. Captain Canuck is the creation of Richard Comely, who (along with co-creator Ron Leishman) began publishing the hero's adventures way back in 1975.
No word yet on who will star, but I'm hoping they go all Canadian on our asses and get Will Arnett, of Arrested Development fame.
Check out the official press release below.
(Los Angeles, CA) July 19 , 2011 - Minds Eye Entertainment has picked up the rights to the Canadian comic book Superhero CAPTAIN CANUCK from writer/creator Richard Comely, as announced today by Kevin DeWalt, CEO and President of Minds Eye. Working closely with Comely, Minds Eye is currently in development on a film adaptation based on the comic book series.
The first issue of CAPTAIN CANUCK hit newsstands in May 1975. Thirty-six years later, the superhero franchise has garnered fans around the world. To date, more than 2 million copies have been sold and 26 different editions have been printed. IDW Publishing recently published two hard cover collections of the original issues that have since sold out.
DeWalt said: “I have always been a big fan of CAPTAIN CANUCK, and we are honored to be working with Richard on bringing Canada’s greatest Superhero to the big screen.”
Over the years, there have been a number of licensed CAPTAIN CANUCK products, including t-shirts, sweat shirts, doodle posters, etc. Canada Post issued a CAPTAIN CANUCK postage stamp in 1995. In addition, CAPTAIN CANUCK has also made the cover of TIME Magazine.
Creator Comely said: “I’ve had a great beginning with Minds Eye.
I’m confident we can make a movie that will appeal to audiences both in Canada and around the world.”