Emily the Strange, the marketing graphic turned fashion statement turned Dark Horse comic book character was optioned for a feature film back in 2008, but the major hurdle in the project was finding an actress to play the titular heroine. One that wouldn’t upset the, by definition, difficult to please young fans of Emily.
According to Deadline, the creator of Emily the Strange, artist and skateboarder Rob Reger (who made her up to adorn Santa Cruz Skateboards‘ boards in 1991) has finally met his Emily: Chloë Moretz, the actress behind Hit-Girl, and Hollywood’s current go-to tween girl for subversive stories.
Says Reger: “She really identifies and understands the character, and has what it takes to bring her to life.”
Moretz’s current industriousness apparently still has room for another film role: vampire remake Let Me In opens next weekend, she’s signed for Kick-Ass 2, is filming Hugo Cabret with Martin Scorsese, and at some point has to make The Fields, which is supposed to come out next year. An Emily movie, of course, would have to be made relatively soon, before the thirteen-year-old actress ages out of the role.
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