Minds Eye Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Captain Canuck, the Canadian superhero introduced in 1975 by Richard Comely and Ron Leishman. Comely will work with the Saskatchewan-based company on the development of the adaptation.
“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," Minds Eye CEO Kevin DeWalt said in a statement.
The original Captain Canuck followed Tom Evans, a secret agent who developed super strength after coming into contact with extraterrestrials. Revivals of the title in 1993 and 2004 featured new incarnations of the hero.
Captain Canuck has been licensed for a number of products over the past three decades, and in 1995 appeared on a stamp issued by the Canadian Post.