Friday, September 02, 2011

Paramount Chasing "Runaways"

Screenwriter Drew Pearce ("Iron Man 3") has confirmed that his screenplay for "Runaways", adapting the 2003 Marvel Comics teenage superhero team-up, is still in consideration with Marvel Studios and Paramount for a 2012 production start.

"Basically, 'The Avengers' came along and everything else at Marvel got put on hold for a year," said Pearce. "But the script is there and we're good to go. They're very happy with it..."

Marvel Comics' "Runaways" was created by "Lost" writer Brian K. Vaughan and illustrator Adrian Alphona.

The story follows a group of five rebellious, LA teenagers who discover that their parents are actually part of a secret 'supervillain cabal' that controls the West.

But the teens plan to stop their parents, using a variety of their inherited super-abilities and tough street smarts to try and save the day.

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