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 Post subject: Marvel's Runaways
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:48 am 
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Marvel Studios to Adapt Runaways

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, superherohype.com

May 22, 2008

Marvel Studios will bring "Runaways" to the big screen.

Brian K. Vaughan, who co-created the series with artist Adrian Alphona, is writing the adaptation, for which Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will act as producer.

"Runaways" follows a group of teenagers who find that some family secrets are bigger than others when they discover their parents are actually super-villains. Running away from their homes, the teens band together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents' origins and of their own inherited powers, while trying to make up for the evil done by their folks.

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YES! I love Runaways. This is a great move by Marvel, since the book is tailor made for a teen audience. Call John Hughes and raid the CW's casting offices. Make me feel like a kid again.

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I've heard good things about these books, I might have to go pick some of the TPB's up when I go to the comic shop.

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 Post subject: Runaways Movie
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:09 am 
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Drew Pearce to Write the Runaways Script

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May 28th, 2010

Based on Vaughan and Alphona's comic book

20th Century Fox has reportedly hired Drew Pearce to write the script for Runaways, based on the comic book created by Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona.

Runaways follows a group of teenagers who find that some family secrets are bigger than others when they discover their parents are actually super-villains. Running away from their homes, the teens band together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents' origins and of their own inherited powers, while trying to make up for the evil done by their folks.

Pearce created the British comedy series "No Heroics." Peter Sollett will direct the Paramount release. Vaughan was previously attached to pen the screenplay.


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 Post subject: Re: Runaways Movie
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Runaways to Start Production Next January

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Jul 13th, 2010

The film adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan series gets a start date

Runaways will go into production January through July of next year, reports Production Weekly.

The film, based on the original series by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, takes place in the Marvel Universe and deals with a group of teens who go on the run after discovering that their parents are supervillains. The series takes place in and around Los Angeles and, presumably, the film will follow suite.

To be directed by Peter Sollett, Runaways could start making casting announcements in the very near future.


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 Post subject: Re: Runaways Movie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:52 pm 
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From IGN:

Marvel's Runaways Runs Further

Start date set for Brian K. Vaughan adaptation.

September 1, 2010

by Scott Collura

Marvel isn't just making movies about The Avengers and its various members at the moment, you know. They've also got their adaptation of the beloved Brian K. Vaughan comic Runaways in the works, with the project now getting an official production start date.

Previously the film was expected to shoot from January to July, but now Production Weekly reports that the date has been pushed to March, with a Los Angeles location set.

Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett will helm the live-action adaptation of the comic, which is about a group of super-powered teens who realize that their parents are super-villains.


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 Post subject: Re: Runaways Movie
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Keke Palmer Sought for Runaways

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Sep 30th, 2010

She's wanted for the Marvel adaptation, but in what role?

Keke Palmer has been approached to star in the Marvel adaptation Runaways, the actress told Essence Magazine (via /Film).

Palmer is best known for her leading role in Akeelah and the Bee and the Nickelodeon series "True Jackson VP." Though her age (17) fits perfectly with the recently-released casting call, her African American ethnicity doesn't match that of any of the original female members of the team, which match the casting announcement as follows:

Boy 1: Alex Wilder
Boy 2: Chase Stein
Girl 1: Nico Minoru
Girl 2: Gertrude Yorkes
Girl 3: Karolina Dean
Girl 4: Molly Hayes

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Though, later in the series, the team does add a member in the form of the Skrull shapeshifter Xavin and he/she is sometimes depicted as both female and African American, the complicated backstory of the character makes him/her an unlikely choice for a first film and definitely not one present on the casting call.

Earlier criticism of the casting notice and its lack of racial specifics led to word that the part of Nico would indeed by played by someone of Asian descent. In response to comments from RaceBending.com, Marvel Studios issued the following statement:

"To address your concern over casting for the role of Nico, as we do with all of our films, we intend to stay true to the legacy and story of the comic when casting these parts. Thus, our goal is to cast an Asian American actress as depicted in the comic series and the casting notice will be adjusted accordingly."

Though the casting notice now reflects an "Asian-American" notation for the part of Nico, the other female roles do not not specifically request white actors. If Palmer is going to play a lead, the most likely candidate is the part of Karolina, depicted as white and blonde in the comic book series.


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 Post subject: Re: Runaways Movie
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Whatever Happened to Marvel Studios' Runaways?

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September 24, 2013

Shortly after the original Iron Man proved its superhero might at the box office, Marvel Studios announced plans to bring Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona's comic book series, Runaways, to the big screen. Five years later, a third Iron Man is arriving on DVD and Blu-ray, but plans for the super-powered teens have seemingly fallen by the wayside. In a new conversation with screenwriter Drew Pearce (who drafted Runaways and then went on to script Iron Man 3), The Hollywood Reporter has learned one of the chief reasons the film never came to be was because focus shifted to Marvel's The Avengers.

"We were really close to being made, and then this movie started to happen called 'The Avengers,'" Pearce tells the outlet. "Oddly, it pulled focus from the unheard-of brand Runaways, and it really did kind of consume the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's there. Maybe it'll be a Phase Three movie. I really hope so, I'm really proud of it and I think it'll be a brilliant film, but I think it all depends what Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel, what his master plan is."

First published as an 18-issue series beginning in 2003, Runaways follows a group of teenagers who find that some family secrets are bigger than others when they discover their parents are actually super-villains. Running away from their homes, the teens band together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents' origins and of their own inherited powers, while trying to make up for the evil done by their folks.

The big screen isn't the only place where the teen superhero team has had trouble. Following the original 18-issue comic book series, Vaughan returned for a further 24 issues of an ongoing run. Marvel's The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon then took over the book for six-issue arc and the series was subsequently relaunched in 2008 and cancelled in 2009 after 14 issues.


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