Two very cool items to report tonight regarding The Runaways movie.
First, there’s the final theatrical movie poster. Check it out there at right (click for larger, full view). It’s basically one of the previously released images of Dakota Fanning at Cherie Currie and Kirsten Stewart as Joan Jett. But, it’s one bad-ass picture!
This movie poster image also makes an appearance in the second Runaways news of the night — the full, theatrical trailer! It’s online right now and you can watch it right here below! In the trailer, there’s a quick shot of the two characters in the scene from the poster.
This new trailer gives us a lot more insight on the film, a biopic about the 1970s all-girl teenage rock band, The Runaways. We see a little bit about Joan Jett’s early ambition to start an all-girl rock band, and Cherie Currie’s desire to make a change in her life.
I talked a bit about the movie’s soundtrack earlier this evening [read Listen Now: Dakota Fanning Sings ‘Cherry Bomb’ On ‘Runaways’ Soundtrack for more about the soundtrack and how to hear a song from the album]. The soundtrack contains several Runaways covers, with Fanning and Stewart providing the vocals. In the new trailer, you hear “Cherry Bomb,” which was in the teaser trailer, and for the first time, two other songs: “California Paradise” and “Dead End Justice.”
A tidbit for all you K-Stew fans out there, near the end of the trailer where you see Fanning and Stewart sharing a mic on stage, that’s when they’re singing “Dead End Justice.” You hear a few lines from the song, and Kirsten Stewart is singing the second line — “Your mama says you’re going straight to hell.” Sounds a lot like Joan Jett to me!
The Runaways opens in North America on April 9, 2010, with a limited run in select cities on March 19, 2010.
I don’t say this very often, but I’m gonna say it now: Keep it right here at Geeks of Doom, with me Empress Eve, for more Runaways info, because when it comes to The Runaways, I know my shit.