Minds Eye Entertainment announced yesterday they’ve purchased the option to make a live action Captain Canuck movie. Here’s the press release:
(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
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.”
Now picking up an option is a long way off from having the movie produced but it’s a great step in that direction.