Screenwriter Finally Found To Bring CAPTAIN CANUCK To The Big Screen
Move over Captain America! For years, there has been talk of a TV series or movie (the latter was actually announced at LAST YEAR'S San Diego Comic-Con), but now Captain Canuck is finally on the way to getting his own live-action big screen adaptation. Read on for details.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Canadian screenwriter Arne Olsen (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie) has signed on to write the live-action big screen adventures of Captain Canuck. Mind's Eye Entertainment are producing the adaptation which based is on Richard Comely's 1975 creation. This isn't the first time that the character has been optioned for either film or television, but definitely the closest it has come to actually happening. Three characters have worn the maple leafed costume of Captain Canuck. Described as a cross between Captain America and Flash Gordon, the first Captain Canuck patrols Canada in the (then) futuristic world of 1993, where "Canada had become the most powerful country in the world." He was the costumed agent of the Canadian International Security Organization (CISO). [Wikipedia] Stories featuring the character have been published sporadically over the years, but he has developed something of a fan following nonetheless.
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