'Emily the Strange' Lands Writer Kealan O'Rourke

Chloe Moretz has been attached to this graphic novel adaptation about a young goth girl with a unique sense of style and imagination.
Kealan O'Rourke signs on to rewrite Emily the Strange
Kealan O'Rourke signs on to rewrite Emily the Strange
Kealan O'Rourke has been brought on to rewrite the languishing graphic novel adaptation Emily the Strange.

We first reported on the project back in 2010, when Chloe Moretz signed on to star as the title character. Then, in August 2011, Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club, Mirror Mirror) signed on to write the script, but that was the last we heard about the adaptation until now.

The character was created in 1993 by pro skateboarder Rob Reger, which was initially used to promote a clothing line. The adaptation reportedly centers on Emily's origin story and how she gains her ability to fuse technology and imagination. The story also follows Emily's relationship with her four cats, Sabbath, Nee-Chee, Miles and Mystery. Of course, now that a new writer is involved, this all could change.

Dark Horse's Mike Richardson is producing, with Rob Reger and Keith Goldberg executive producing. Kealan O'Rourke is currently developing a feature version of his short film The Boy in the Bubble.

Emily the Strange was released in 2013.

Sources: The Wrap

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  1. JasonKat

    @Nicholaus XX
    i couldnt agree more. she does have that thing for picking out dumb movie roles! yet shes so talented. hope she gets a better manager, lol
    as for wilde, shes also a plus star who could fit here as well. but isnt this role meanrt for somebody younger!?

    11 months agoby @jasonkatFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @jasonkat -- She's one of those actresses that seem to have actual talent, but always chooses bad roles. Olivia Wilde could also be another one of those actresses.

    11 months agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. JasonKat

    Saoirse Ronan would have been a better choice in my option. She has the eyes, she has look. and feel to this kinda character. but i guess chloe would do too!

    11 months agoby @jasonkatFlag

  4. ed_wood

    I hope this actually works out. I have most of the books and they're pretty good.

    11 months agoby @ed-woodFlag