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Marvel's Runaways will start filming in March

09.01.2010

One of my favorite comics, RUNAWAYS is coming to the big screen.

It's been awhile since any significant news on the project has made the rounds. I'd say about a year ago I heard that they were looking to make the comic into a movie. Then a few months ago, I caught wind of the fact that they were actually going to cast an Asian-American actress for the part of Nico.

Cut to the news of the day, Production Weekly gave an update on the film's status: Update: Marvel's “The Runaways” (aka "Small Faces"), is scheduled to begin filming in March in L.A. I love how the shooting name is SMALL FACES.

For those who didn't read the comic, I don't want to be a total spoiler whore. I went into the comics with no knowledge of the story and wouldn't have it any other way. It made for a better introduction into the series as well as the twists and turns that come along the way.

It will be hard to avoid the reason the kids took off in the first place. Here's a synopsis that doesn't give away all the good stuff: "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."

Sadly, writer/creator Brian K. Vaughan did not write the script. UK television writer Drew Pearce penned the adaptation. It's being said that Pearce's script stays very close to the original source material. Peter Sollett (NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST) will be helming.

Extra Tidbit: For all my RUNAWAYS fans out there, who is your favorite character? It's hard for me to choose, it's a toss up between Chase and Nico.

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5:52AM on 09/03/2010
Hopefully this won't be as bleak as the comic book, I love Brian K. Vaughn but he intends to get a little moody. For instance all but two characters in that picture at the top of the article are dead in Runaways continuity. And the black guy in the center is the coolest character but has the most tragic ending.
Hopefully this won't be as bleak as the comic book, I love Brian K. Vaughn but he intends to get a little moody. For instance all but two characters in that picture at the top of the article are dead in Runaways continuity. And the black guy in the center is the coolest character but has the most tragic ending.
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6:03AM on 09/02/2010
Princess Powerful.


Please don't mis-cast her.
Princess Powerful.


Please don't mis-cast her.
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3:34AM on 09/02/2010
Hopefully this won't be as bleak as the comic book, I love Brian K. Vaughn but he intends to get a little moody. For instance all but two characters in that picture at the top of the article are dead in Runaways continuity. And the black guy in the center is the coolest character but has the most tragic ending.
Hopefully this won't be as bleak as the comic book, I love Brian K. Vaughn but he intends to get a little moody. For instance all but two characters in that picture at the top of the article are dead in Runaways continuity. And the black guy in the center is the coolest character but has the most tragic ending.
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10:10PM on 09/01/2010
Stopped reading comics a few years ago so ive never read this title although I've heard of it. The premise is interesting however. That being said is this going to be an action/drama or just another teen angst coming of age flick with super villians as the backdrop
Stopped reading comics a few years ago so ive never read this title although I've heard of it. The premise is interesting however. That being said is this going to be an action/drama or just another teen angst coming of age flick with super villians as the backdrop
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2:12AM on 09/02/2010
Imagine The Goonies with a touch of Breakfast Club set in the Marvel Universe. If the movie is halfway as decent as the Brian K. Vaughn books? It'll be fantastic.
Imagine The Goonies with a touch of Breakfast Club set in the Marvel Universe. If the movie is halfway as decent as the Brian K. Vaughn books? It'll be fantastic.
8:18PM on 09/01/2010
Best character ever? Molly. But I pretty much love them all. Just a great series and I'm hoping the movie will kick some major arse.
Best character ever? Molly. But I pretty much love them all. Just a great series and I'm hoping the movie will kick some major arse.
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8:16PM on 09/01/2010

Excited

Excited but nervous here as this will be Marvel's first casting with Disney involved. I don't want Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and the Sprouse twins in the film.
Excited but nervous here as this will be Marvel's first casting with Disney involved. I don't want Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and the Sprouse twins in the film.
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7:47PM on 09/01/2010
molly was the best. so funny. hope they cast mostly unknowns
molly was the best. so funny. hope they cast mostly unknowns
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7:16PM on 09/01/2010

Hands down...

...Old Lace with Victor as a close second.
...Old Lace with Victor as a close second.
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7:04PM on 09/01/2010
I'm excited for this movie... I have every volume. My favorite character has to be Alex Wilder...
I'm excited for this movie... I have every volume. My favorite character has to be Alex Wilder...
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