Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 by Angie Han
An adaptation of fictional cult figure Emily the Strange has been in the works since 2008, but it’s only recently that the project’s been picking up steam. Last year, Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz signed on to play the title character, and now the movie is about to get a script as well. Melisa Wallack, the Black List scribe behind one of two Snow White projects currently in development, has been tapped to write the Emily screenplay for Universal Pictures.
For those who were much cooler than I was and therefore didn’t spend their teen years browsing the shelves at Hot Topic, Emily the Strange is a goth 13-year-old girl whose hobbies include hanging out with her cats and wearing the same black dress every day. Read more details after the jump.
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