Drew Pearce to Write the Runaways Script

Paramount has reportedly hired Drew Pearce to write the script for Runaways, based on the comic book created by Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona.

Runaways follows a group of teenagers who find that some family secrets are bigger than others when they discover their parents are actually super-villains. Running away from their homes, the teens band together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents’ origins and of their own inherited powers, while trying to make up for the evil done by their folks.

Pearce created the British comedy series "No Heroics." Peter Sollett will direct the film. Vaughan was previously attached to pen the screenplay.