With four wide releases opening this post-Oscar weekend, Hollywood news is predictably pretty slow. So we decided to throw together three smaller stories into one article just so you can get your weekend fix all in one place.
First up, Brian K. Vaughan, former writer on Lost and creator of Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina signed with a new agency: Verve. And while agency turnover is boring, buried in the Hollywood Reporter’s story about it is a nugget about Vaughan working on a screenplay he plans to direct and an update on Runaways. Interesting. Second, legendary Disney animator Glen Keane is reportedly not too happy with Disney’s upcoming slate of animated films and is being actively wooed by DreamWorks Animation. Also interesting. And finally, Paramount has set a release date for the Jon Chu-directed G.I. Joe sequel: August 10, 2012. Kind of interesting. Read more about all of this after the break.
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You can probably disregard any casting rumors (like these) that have cropped up about the Marvel Studios big-screen adaptation of Runaways. Deadline reports that, while director Peter Sollett is still on board, Marvel has “invited [him] to take another film first,” as the studio “has too much going on” and will take a little more time to develop Runaways as it moves full speed ahead on The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Read More »
Lucas Cruikshank might not be a name known to a lot of you, but his face is familiar to a legion of young YouTube watchers. He’s the kid who created Fred, the fast-paced, squeaky-voiced character with enough of a following on YouTube to earn his own feature film. (Even if it did mostly go straight to DVD.) And now he’s reportedly testing for a part in the Marvel movie Runaways. Read More »
Last we heard, Marvel Studios big screen adaptation of Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways was gearing up to begin production in March 2011 in Los Angeles (being produced under the fake production title “Small Faces”, a reference to the 1960’s-1970’s English rock n roll band which had a song titled Runaways). We heard that Randi Hiller Casting and Sarah Finn Casting were searching for the boys and girls to be cast in the big screen movie, but we have yet to hear a single name… until now.
It seems that Keke Palmer has been offered a role in the film.
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Production Weekly is now reporting that Marvel Studios will begin production on the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways in March 2011, with production scheduled until the end of Summer 2011. The film will be shot in Los Angeles and is being produced under the fake production title “Small Faces”, a reference to the 1960’s-1970’s English rock n roll band which had a song titled Runaways. Randi Hiller Casting and Sarah Finn Casting are currently searching for the boys and girls who will be cast in the big screen movie.
A few months back it was reported that British screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to write the adaptation, with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett signed to helm the project.
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Production Weekly is reporting that Marvel Studios will begin production on the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways in January 2011, with production scheduled until July 2011. A few months back it was reported that British screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to write the adaptation, with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett signed to helm the project.
I had heard that Marvel is getting antsy (pun intended) to get Ant-Man in production with Edgar Wright in the director’s chair, but the studio has to wait for Wright to become available as he’s currently finishing up work on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and has a few months of promotion to endure. While we can’t confirm this start date, it seems likely that Runaways was the next ready project in the production chain, and an announcement could be made at Comic-Con later this month.
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Marvel Studios has hired British screenwriter Drew Pearce to write the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett is signed to helm the adaptation.
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I knew it was going to happen eventually, Marvel Studios has announced that they will be brining Brian K Vaughn‘s Runaways to the big screen. Vaughn, best known for the critically acclaimed Y: The Last Man Series (also in some stage of development with DJ Caruso and possibly starring Shia LaBeouf), created Runaways in 2002 with Adrian Alphona, and is also penning the screenplay. It should be noted that Vaughn is also a co-producer and writer for LOST.
The series follows a group of teenagers discover that their parents are an organized group of super villains called The Pride. On the run from their homes, the group bands together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents’ origins and of their own inherited powers.
Unlike most other books in the Marvel universe, the individual Runaways story arcs are collected in small, manga-sized trade paperbacks. In 2006, the series won the Harvey Award for best continuing/limited series. Geek god Joss Whedon, a vocal fan of the book, took over the series after Vaughan and Alphona left at issue #24 of the title’s second volume.
Marvel is not ready to set a date for this latest adaptation or the previously announced Ant Man.