It's a Bird! It's an 'Eh?' Captain Canuck Movie Officially in the Works

Yanks can't have all the fun this week with the pending opening of Captain America: The First Avenger. Enter the creators of Captain Canuck, the Canadian comic-book hero whose own time has come for a big-screen adaptation. No, seriously.

The team at Mind's Eye Entertainment today announced its acquisition of the Captain Canuck film rights, which it will develop with the blessing and apparent partnership if the series' writer/creator Richard Comely. ""I have always been a big fan of Captain Canuck," said Mind's Eye president Kevin DeWalt in a statement recently received at Movieline HQ, "and we are honored to be working with Richard on bringing Canada's greatest Superhero to the big screen." O rly? Bryan Adams would sooooo beg to differ. Still, as long as he vanquishes Alex Trebek in the end, I'm OK with whomever.

Also: I cannot wait until the South Park guys get a hold of this one. Full release below.

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(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."

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