Empire Online reports that the 90′s goth icon Emily the Strange will be making her filmic debut. Emily was created by Rob Reger as a character to plaster on purses, shirts, or anything else a goth girl would want to buy. She became so popular that she ended up getting a series of comic books created based on her adventures.
After a stalled 2005 attempt by 20th Century Fox to bring her animated adventures to screens, she’s now being resurrected.
The new movie version, which may be live-action, animated or both, will be produced by Mike Richardson (producer on Hellboy II and also president of Dark Horse Comics, who publish the Emily series), and will be based on an upcoming Emily novel that will be published next year. New characters in the film will include Earwig, Umlaut, McFreeley and Officer Summers.