According to THR, Universal Pictures has hired Melisa Wallack to adapt the live-adaptation of Rob Reger’s iconic punk goth cult figure, “Emily the Strange.” Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) is set to star as the title character.
Not much is known about the live-adaptation, but the plan 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.”
Wallack recently penned the script for Relativity’s untitled Snow White film being directed by Tarsem Singh.
“Emily the Strange” is being produced by Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson.