Minds Eye Entertainment to Develop Feature Film Based on Popular Comic-Book Series ‘Captain Canuck’
Minds Eye Entertainment to Develop Feature Film Based on Canadian Superhero CAPTAIN CANUCK
Minds Eye Acquires Rights to the Comic Book Series
(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.”
ABOUT MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada’s most prolific independent production and distribution companies, internationally recognized for its commitment to distinctive film and television product.
Currently headed up by CEO and President Kevin DeWalt, Minds Eye Entertainment has grown tremendously over the years producing over 40 television movies and feature films. Minds Eye’s upcoming and previous slate of production titles include the action drama THE TALL MAN starring Jessica Biel in a career defining performance as a small town mother investigating the mysterious disappearance of her child; the thriller FACES IN THE CROWD with Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise, The Fifth Element) and co-starring Julian McMahon (“Nip Tuck”); LULLABY FOR PI starring Forest Whitaker and Rupert Friend; and Stephen King’s DOLAN’S CADILLAC starring Christian Slater, which was also a recent top 10 rental in the US with Block Buster Video.
Enlisting top talent and participating in international co-production partnerships in the United States and worldwide, Mind’s Eye prides itself on collaborating and working with a variety of US and international co-production companies.