Fox Picks Up Some ‘Strange’

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Variety is reporting that 20th Century Fox Animation is set to bring to life the character “Emily the Strange.” The deal was struck with creator Rob Reger and his Cosmic Debris Etc. Deal follows Meledandri’s coup of acquiring rights from Theodor Geisel’s estate to make a CGI-animated pic from the Dr. Seuss classic “Horton Hears a Who” with Ice Age producer Blue Sky.

Emily the Strange is a rail-thin 13-year-old whose clothes are as black as her hair and as dark as the tone of her adventures.

Several studios were interested in the prospect of bringing Emily to the bigscreen, but Reger’s reasons for heading to Fox were expressed in a quote from Variety, “I had the idea to turn Emily into a movie about five years ago, following the first wave of publicity for the character… Since then, I’ve been approached by many studios and producers, but only Fox was willing to make me a true partner in the process, and thus ensuring the integrity of the character.”

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