Chloe Moretz Takes Odd Yet Stylish Role in 'Emily the Strange'
While it may not be as bloodthirsty as her character in Let Me In or as vulgar and violent as Hit Girl, this new for Chloe Moretz is still on the peculiar side. Deadline reports the much buzzed about young actress will take on the lead role of Emily the Strange in Universal's adaptation of the cult fave Dark Horse comic series of the same name. The character would actually be the first property to go from its inception as a promotional sticker to a major motion picture. Emily the Strange was originally created to promote a clothing line at concerts, record stores and skate shops but has since become a big brand name character.
She's not nearly as dark as the other characters Moretz has portrayed, but she's certainly odd, and apparently very stylish. This is going to be quite the popular adaptation, and hopefully an international franchise for Universal since Emily the Strange is licensed in over 35 different countries. From clothing to comic books, Emily the Strange is a peculiar character who has been involved in many different adventures from attempting to recover her memory to regaining her sense of style. Doesn't sound like the most compelling character, but who says Moretz can't have some fun doing something for kids her own age? Plus creator Rob Reger says, "When I first met Chloe I knew I found my Emily," Reger said. "She really identifies and understands the character, and has what it takes to bring her to life."
Dark Horse's Mike Richardson comic creator Rob Reger will executive producer along with Keith Goldberg, but we have no clue who is writing or directing. I have a feeling Universal has some people lined up or they wouldn't have gotten Moretz to sign on, but for now we don't know who else is involved or even when they're planning to move forward with this. However, we'll definitely you updated! Any fans of Emily the Strange like hearing this news?