Pearce Pens Vaughan’s “Runaways”

British writer Drew Pearce has come onboard to co-write the screenplay for the film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s sci-fi action comic “Runaways” for Marvel Studios reports Deadline.

Vaughan himself penned an earlier draft about children of supervillains who try to use their evil powers for heroic purposes.

Pearce is best known for creating the UK comedy series “No Heroics” about a bar where superheroes hang around between efforts to save the world.

Peter Sollett (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) is directing the film, no word as yet when production will kick off.