Chloe Moretz to Headline Emily the Strange Movie Adaptation
09.25.10 by BJSprecher
Young actress Chloe Moretz was propelled to stardom on the strength of her performance — and the controversy surrounding it — as the murderous pre-teen vigilante Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's bloody comic-inspired "superhero" movie, Kick-Ass. Now, Moretz will have another chance to bring an iconic comic book character to life on the big screen. According to TheWrap, Moretz will star as the title character in Universal's adaptation of the Emily the Strange comic book from Dark Horse Comics.
Created by Rob Reger's Cosmic Debris Etc. Inc. in 1991, Emily the Strange (or Emily Strange) was initially just a marketing tool for the company's clothing line, but the character has since become the subject of four hardcover graphic novellas published by Chronicle Books, two novels from HarperCollins, and a series of Dark Horse comic books, which will serve as the basis for the movie. To get an idea of what Emily the Strange is all about, here is the official synopsis of the first issue of the comic book:
Nobody knows much about the young girl with a porcelain face and huge eyes framed by black bangs, and her ever-present brood of black cats only adds to the intrigue — but that hasn't stopped a generation of rabid fans from letting Emily put her spell upon them. Now, for the first time ever, Emily fans will be welcomed into her dark and, well, strange world — a place where kitty friends talk, the ghosts of famous weirdos come out to play, reality is never quite what it seems, and — above all — a place where anyone who's ever been considered a little "strange" themselves will be made to feel right at home.
Dark Horse Comics founder and publisher Mike Richardson will produce the movie. Reger will executive produce with Keith Goldberg.