Either Marvel’s Runaways is going to be far more epic than originally thought, or I’m having serious trouble understanding the reported shooting schedule for the film. Production Weekly tweets “Marvel’s ‘The Runaways’[sic] is planning a January – July 2011 shoot.” For those who don’t know, Runaways was created by Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man) and is about a group of teenagers who run away from home when they discover their parents are supervillains. Each runaway has a special power or ability, so there will obviously be some special effects required and daring heroics to be shot.
But there’s nothing in the books to suggest that a seven month shoot is required to tell a contained story that takes place in LA and involves a handful of young actors. And when you stop to consider that this isn’t a flagship superhero and the property is known only to comic book readers, you can hopefully begin to understand my confusion. Hopefully, we’ll have a better grasp on the situation soon.