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Feige says RUNAWAYS movie also a priority

Brian K. Vaughn's much-loved teen tale set for big screen?

By Rob M. Worley     October 24, 2008
Source: MTV.com

MTV chatted up Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige for some forward-looking statements about what Marvel may have planned after the big 'Iron Man 2' / 'Thor' / 'Captain America' run up to 'The Avengers'.

Feige mentions that 'Runaways', the teen-oriented property created by Brian K. Vaughn, is the one that he's most excited about. The film project was announced back in May.

"I love the idea. Brian brought to Marvel one of the best new concepts that we've had in quite some time," Feige said. "It's very different than anything we've done before."

The concept has a group of teenagers who discover their parents are super villains. They then, of course, run away and form a super group of their own.

"I love the idea of kids banding together, discovering this thing, which I think all kids secretly wonder at one time or another whether their parents are good or evil. Well, these guys find out, unfortunately, that their parents happen to be supervillains," Feige said of the flick's setup. "I loved, when I was a kid, movies like 'Goonies' and 'Explorers' — and a non-genre example of that is 'Stand by Me' — the idea that when I came home from school, I could go on an adventure anywhere."

It's only fitting that Vaughn should be the person to write the screenplay.

"In our discussions with Brian, we wanted him to be the person to bring it to life. I think it won't be a precise story line of any [of his comics], but certainly it will be most similar to the tone or origins of his structure in its initial run," Feige explained.

Feige said a script for the film should be finished next year. 


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fallensbane@yahoo.com_home 10/24/2008 8:49:49 AM

Runaways is another great comic that could be turned into a worthy film series. I hope they get someone who can do the job properly.

fft5305 10/24/2008 9:04:42 AM

How many different movies can be a priority? Cap, Avengers, Strange, Runaways, Thor, Ant-Man. They can't all be a priority. The only one for sure that we can say is really a priority is IM2, because there's already a screenwriter, director, release date and star in place, and there's movement in the development.

Wiseguy 10/24/2008 9:56:24 AM
<P itxtvisited="1">I like this book a lot. But I can see this goingt bad easily. Especially if they make it strictly for kids then we have another Zoom or Sky High. And will they keep the dino?</P><BR itxtvisited="1" /> <P itxtvisited="1">5, to answer fft's question.</P>
foolspike 10/24/2008 11:42:13 AM

Joss Whedon should direct it.

NotAFan 10/24/2008 9:20:06 PM

WHY?  With all the cool old comic books they still have yet to adapt why are they constanly focusing on this newer and not as exciting material! HOLLYWOOD SUCKS!



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