[Movies] Writer Drew Pearce Reveals What Happened To The Runaways Adaptation
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.24.2013
How is The Avengers to blame?
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that during a Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith after a screening of Iron Man 3 at the Los Angeles Film School, writer Drew Pearce said that The Avengers killed an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's 2003 Marvel series The Runaways. The series involves a group of kids who realize their parents are supervillains.
He said: "We were really close to being made, and then this movie started to happen called The Avengers. 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."
Shane Black called Pearce's screenplay "one of the better screenplays that's sitting on a shelf somewhere." He added that it could be awhile before the adaptation gets off the ground. He said: "They make two [movies] a year, but that's still at least three years down the line [until they run out of films already in progress]."