Emily the Strange!

Chloe Moretz, who earned a cult following as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass, will star as the title character in a live-action feature-film adaptation of Emily the Strange. Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to the countercultural character created by Rob Reger in 1993. Emily the Strange is now licensed in thirty-five countries and published by Dark Horse Comics. "Rob Reger has created a truly memorable character and, in Chloe, we've found the perfect actor to bring her adventures to life," said publisher and producer Mike Richardson. "When I first met Chloe, I knew I found my Emily," Reger said. "She really identifies with and understands the character." Moretz is currently starring as a young vampire in Let Me In, the American remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. She is also expected to reprise her role as Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass sequel.

Posted: September 24, 2010