Writer Found to Tell the Weird Tale of Emily the Strange

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Chloe Moretz, Emily the StrangeIt’s been nearly a year since last we talked about Universal’s upcoming big screen adaptation of cult favorite Emily the Strange, but finally a writer has been tapped for the gig. Dig it!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Melisa Wallack, who wrote the script that became Relativity’s high-profile Snow White project, has been drafted by Universal to pen Emily the Strange.

Chloe Moretz is attached to star as the punky Goth cult figure created by skateboarder Rob Reger. Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson is producing. Dark Horse Entertainment has been developing the character as a movie project since 2008, setting it up at Universal in 2010.

The storyline is being kept under wraps, although the aim is to tell the origin of the punk and Gothic figure and how she comes to gain her abilities that fuse technology and imagination. The story will also focus on her relationship with four cats: troublemaker Sabbath, schemer Nee-Chee, imaginative Miles, and leader Mystery.

More as it comes.

If you’d like to learn more about Emily in the meantime, visit the official Emily the Strange blog.

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