Melisa Wallack has signed on to draft Emily the Strange, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.
The project was first mentioned over three years ago, when Dark Horse Entertainment President Mike Richardson announced his plans to bring the character to the big screen. First started as an iconic image in 1991 and used to promote a clothing line from Cosmic Debris, the Gothic teen has developed a back story through a series of Dark Horse comics, which have been published since 2001.
Chloe Moretz was, last year, cast as the lead in the project, which is still planned to be adapted as a live-action feature.
In addition to drafting Tarsem Singh’s still-untitled Snow White film, Wallack wrote and directed the 2007 indie feature Meet Bill, starring Aaron Eckhart in the lead.