Chloe Moretz Takes Odd Yet Stylish Role in 'Emily the Strange'

September 23, 2010
Source: Deadline

Moretz / 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?

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"Hey sir, I've got this script, right? And like, it calls for a young, female actress, so I was thinking we could--" "Chloe Moretz." "Yeah, she could work, but I was thinking more along--" "Chloe fucking Moretz." "... Whatever you say, sir." This is all I'm gathering from recent casting news and it's getting REALLY old. Congrats to her, but its like they've stopped trying.

Cracky on Sep 23, 2010


An interesting side story for Emily the strange

DOOMzilla on Sep 23, 2010


Yeah agreed with #1. It is going to continue until audiences just get tired of her. After awhile people got on Dakota also because it was as if she was the only child star. I liked Dakota, and it could have been because I never really followed castings as I do now, why I probably still like her, lol. However, it is reaching a point where I am tired of hearing Moretz's name. There must be some young up and comer that we haven't heard about that could have been given a shot.

M on Sep 23, 2010


Omg, check out no#2, DOOMzilla's link, That is pure theft! 🙂

David Banner on Sep 23, 2010


M when people got on Fanning it was about her looks...which was fucked up due to the fact she was still under 16 at that time! Moretz is being picked for way too many roles, too much media attention, which sucks because she truly is a great actress for her age.

Xerxex on Sep 23, 2010


That thing about the film company suing the artist and writer who drew the original series of books that the Emily the Strange guy ripped off is insane. Thats pretty fucking evil.

Crapola on Sep 24, 2010


@Cracky That made me laugh hard! 😛

McQueen on Sep 24, 2010


Great .

vanessa on Sep 29, 2010


"Emily the Strange has a movie in development for 2010. Often, when that happens, filmmakers want to be sure that the property ownership is clear. (No one wants another Watchmen situation.) So, in an example of how twisted our legal system can be, Cosmic Debris (owners of the Emily the Strange property) has sued Marjorie Sharmat and Marc Simont. Who are they? The writer and illustrator of the Nate the Great series of children’s books (news via Robot6). One particular book from 1978, Nate the Great Goes Undercover, features a character named Rosamond who had long black hair and was kinda creepy." NO MORE PLAGIARISM!!!

Melanie on Oct 6, 2010

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