Emily the Strange Film Adaptation Gains a Writer

It’s been reported that Melisa Wallack, who penned the script to Tarsem Singh’s upcoming Snow White film, has been hired by Universal to adapt Emily the Strange for the big screen.

It’s not known if Wallack will be working from any of the existing stories, but the live action film is expected to explain the origins of the character and her relationship with her four cats: Mystery, Sabbath, Miles and Nee-Chee.

Created by Rob Reger, the character of Emily the Strange was initially designed to help promote his clothing line, Cosmic Debris. The 13-year-old girl with a liking for old rock and punk now has her own series of novels, comic books, stationary, and even a video game.

While Dark Horse Entertainment announced a movie adaptation back in 2008, there didn’t seem to be any developments till September last year, when it was revealed that Chloe Moretz was attached to star as Emily. Reger said of the decision to cast Chloë that, “she really identifies and understands the character, and has what it takes to bring her to life.”

The film will be released through Universal Pictures, with Rob Reger executive producing, along with Dark Horse ComicsMike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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