Has the Runaways movie found a director?

Peter Sollett, the man behind Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist could be bringing BKV and Alphona’s teen hero classic to the big screen.

So far, Marvel’s movie output has been all about the classics, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, all classic Silver Age characters with big-name recognition. But it looks like things could be getting a little bit more esoteric and Marvel Films, as the Runaways movie looks to have a director.

Peter Sollett, is the man behind Michael Cera quirk-fest Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist (it’s actually pretty good) and according to Deadline Hollywood , he is bringing Runaways to the big screen.

Runaways is one of the true Marvel success stories of the 21st century, an all-new concept set in the Marvel Universe, it was about a group of teens who discovered their parents were supervillains, and well, they ran away. Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s run is awesome, and while the quality suffered once they left, the concept and characters have remained popular, so I can’t wait for a possible movie. It pretty much stands alone in the Marvel Universe, and could have a lot of crossover appeal. Sollett has proved he is capable of handling teenage drama with his previous film, so things are looking good. And with BKV apparently writing the screenplay, I predict big things. Let’s just hope they don’t have to change the name because of that Dakota Fanning movie.

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Posted originally: 2010-04-05 16:29:03

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