Universal’s upcoming big screen adaptation of cult favorite Emily the Strange starring Chloe Moretz has scored itself a new writer in Kealan O’Rourke, and this means we may finally have some movement on this long talked about project!
O’Rourke will rewrite the movie based on the Dark Horse graphic novels; Melisa Wallack (Mirror Mirror) wrote the previous draft for Universal. 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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