Marvels Runaways to start filming Spring 2011

The Runaways is a comic in the Marvel comics Universe that deals with a group of teens who all know each other because their influential parents attend the same retreat each year. One year it is discovered that the parents are secretly a cabal of supervillains who meet anually to plan their crime.

The kids steal technology or discover they inherited their parents gifts and use these resources to overthrow their parents super summit of crime.

The book has been tapped for film adaptation for a while now, and finally we get word that filming will start next spring. Says:

The big-screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Marvel comic Runaways will begin filming next spring in Los Angeles.

As of now, the names attached to the project are Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett and screenwriter Drew Pearce of the British superhero comedy No Heroics

The Runaways exist within the Marvel Universe, but there is no word yet as to how this will tie in with current Marvel films if at all. They may unspokenly co-exist in the same reality or they may name drop a franchise not currently run by Fox or Sony to solidify that they are in the same world where the existing Marvel films reside.

Also what isn’t known is which volume the film adaptation would follow. The series has been cancelled and retooled 3 times with a fourth volume on its way, each focusing on the core group of renegade teen heroes.

I kind of hope they start at the beginning, however Joss Whedon’s run with Volume 2 was pretty impressive and worthy of a sequel should the first film do well.

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5 thoughts on “Marvels Runaways to start filming Spring 2011

  1. This adaptation has so much potential and source material from some of the best writers in the industry, (Brian K Vaughan, Joss Whedon and Terry Moore, just to name a few) I’d be surprised if they DIDN’T make a movie. Yes, it’s a “teen” comic that panders to a different demographic of comic fans, but the characters are so likable and relatable that anyone can pick it up and enjoy it. I mean, who hasn’t at one point felt like their parents are super villains? I’m really looking forward to this.

    On a side note, I was really bummed that “The Runaways” (2010) was a biography on the band, not the comic book.

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