Marvel Studios has set writer Drew Pearce to draft the script for Runaways, a sci-fi action film based on the cult favorite comic book by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan about the children of supervillains who try to use their evil powers for heroic purposes.

Pearce will co-write Runaways with Vaughan.

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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.