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Canadian Scribe Arne Olsen to Adapt 'Captain Canuck' Comic Series

Captain Canuck
"Captain Canuck"

Mind's Eye Entertainment hired the Los Angeles-based screenwriter to bring Richard Comely's iconic masked crusader to the big screen.

TORONTO - Canadian screenwriter Arne Olsen is to adapt Richard Comely's iconic masked crusader Captain Canuck for the big screen.

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The feature film adaptation is being done by Mind’s Eye Entertainment, and is based on the Captain Canuck comic book series.

The Captain Canuck franchise launched in 1975 as a comic book by writer/creator Comely and, after the second issue, by fellow artist George Freeman.

The Captain Canuck franchise has been optioned many times over the years as a possible TV series or movie, most recently by Sinking Ship Entertainment.

Now Mind’s Eye will look to develop a live action movie for international movie screens.

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Olsen’s screen credits include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Cop and a Half.

With the script only now getting under away, the Captain Canuck producers have yet to decide which Canadian actor will don head-to-toe in figure-hugging rubber to play the Captain Canuck character.