THE RUNAWAYS will start shooting in LA in March, according to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed. It’s fitting that such significant news regarding this movie would get revealed in such a discreet way - - something you’d easily miss. That’s really been the over-arching theme of the movie’s production (as well as the comic itself,) hasn’t it? Little people getting big things done while all the attention's on the famous guys. As everybody’s been focused on Marvel’s other movies (and you know just which ones I’m referring to) this flick’s been steadily progressing. First, Peter Sollet (NICK & NORA’S INFINITE PLAYLIST) was announced as the director, then Neil Pearce (NO HEROICS) got hired to do the script before there was a quietly-announced open casting call for the team’s leads.
Two interesting points can be gleaned from the tweets. First, some time between July and August, the starting date got pushed back from January to March 2011. No big deal. The second point is that they’re saying this is also known as SMALL FACES. What could that mean? Will that be the subtitle? Are they changing the name so as to avoid confusion with that Joan Jett biopic from earlier this year? Maybe, probably not. I suspect this is a bit of “insider ball” as “Small Faces” is probably the code name they’re working with to avoid nosey people - - just like how RETURN OF THE JEDI was called BLUE HARVEST during production. Then again, letting it get posted in such a public forum kind-of defeats the purpose, no?
Anyway… there are meatier questions to be asked. == TEASER ==
Do you figure this movie’s going to exist in the same movie world that Marvel’s been creating? Will it be done in the same tone as IRON MAN and INCREDIBLE HULK, or will it skew younger? Perhaps to the (oh no!) 90210 crowd?