Marvel Hires 'No Heroics' Writer Drew Pearce for 'Runaways'
More good Marvel news to top off that bit about James McAvoy in X-Men: First Class. Deadline reports that Marvel has hired British television writer Drew Pearce, of "Lip Service", The Musical Storytellers Ginger & Black, and a recent superhero show called "No Heroics", to write the script for the adaptation of Marvel's Runaways comic. As was announced in April, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett will be directing the film (not Joss Whedon as once rumored). It sounds like a very strong creative team is coming together for this adaptation, which is great to hear - but we still don't know when exactly it'll start shooting.
Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways follows a group of kids who happen to be the offspring of super-villains and are endowed with their own powers for evil. However, the kids want no part of their parents diabolical plans and instead wish to use their powers for good along with exposing their parents for the villains that they are. Calling themselves "The Pride," they setup a secret lair under the La Brea Tar Pits. For reference regarding Sollett's work, check out this trailer for his "No Heroics" show below - it's pretty damn good. I think they've made a great choice bringing him on, I just hope it's as entertaining as that show. Stay tuned for updates!