It was a couple of years ago that we first heard about Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson getting behind the production of a feature film version of Emily the Strange. Obviously it took a while for things to get off the ground, but now they are moving along nicely with the word that they have found their Emily: Kick-Ass and Let Me In star Chloe Moretz.
Deadline New York broke the news earlier today that Universal Pictures has acquired rights to the Dark Horse comic Emily The Strange, and Moretz is attached to play the title role of the odd but stylish young lady. The franchise was created by Rob Reger and his company Cosmic Debris in 1993 and it is licensed in 35 countries.
The pic will be produced by Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson, and Reger will be exec producer along with Keith Goldberg. “When I first met Chloe, I knew I found my Emily,” Reger said. “She really identifies and understands the character and has what it takes to bring her to life.”
No screenwriter or director is attached yet, but when we hear more, you will, too!
If you’d like to learn more about Emily, visit the official Emily the Strange blog.
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