Marvel developing Runaways with Brian K. Vaughan

‘Runaways’ is the latest Marvel Comics book to get the
big-screen treatment.

Brian K. Vaughan, who co-created the series with artist Adrian Alphona, is
writing the adaptation. Vaughan is also noted as a co-producer and writer on TV
hit ‘Lost’.

As opposed to other Marvel characters getting the silver screen treatment, such
as the Hulk and Spider-Man — who have been around since the 1960s and are
pop-culture fixtures — the heroes in “Runaways” are relatively new,
with the comic series launching in 2002.

‘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.

While Marvel has already scheduled its next four films through 2011, ‘Runaways,’
like the company’s ‘Ant-Man’ project, remains in the incubation stages.

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The comic was critically praised for its honest portrayal of teens and their
issues and in 2006 won a Harvey Award for best series.