Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (the "Narnia" films, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers") are in negotiations to pen "First Avenger: Captain America" for Marvel Studios reports the trades.
Created in 1941, the comic followed rejected army candidate Steve Rogers who undergoes an experiment that takes him to the pinnacle of human form.
Paired with an indestructible shield, he becomes a symbol of the war effort as he fights Nazis and evil scientists.
Marvel's "Captain America" will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in the modern day-set "Avengers."
Last week Joe Johnston boarded the project as director. Kevin Feige is producing. "Captain America" is scheduled for release May 6, 2011.