For those on this side of the pond who have not seen the British superhero series No Heroics, you should check it out. For two reasons. One is that it’s very funny. The second being that Marvel just handed the keys to its adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s The Runaways over to its creator, Drew Pearce.
Deadline is reporting this evening that Pearce has signed on to write the script for the project, which will tell the story of super-villain offspring who decide to go out and use their super powers for the forces of good. The project will be directed by Peter Sollett, who was attached in April, the man who gave the world Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. The combination of Sollett and Pearce is an interesting one. Sollett has a clear grasp on making a hip film, while Pearce’s sense of humor is a bit more wry. Combine them with Brian K. Vaughan’s very cool comic and we’ve got ourselves a delicious cocktail of potential for humor. That said, the question will be in the action — this will be an action movie, after all. At least, we can only hope so.
For some reference material on the work of Drew Pearce, here is the trailer for No Heroics: