"Emily The Strange" Movie in the Works


Teenage goth girls everywhere just cracked their sullen, porcelain, emo-like visage with the faintest hint of a smile.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that a film version of the cartoon goth teen idol "Emily the Strange" will be made into a feature-length film.

The film will be produced by Mike Richardson, founder of Oregon-based Dark Horse comics, which publishes the Emily books. Richardson is also producer on both "Hellboy" films as well as "30 Days of Night"

Originally designed as a giveaway sticker for a clothing line, Emily has become a superstar among the black cape and eyeliner crowd and several books and tons of merchandise now feature the Wednesday Addams - like teen. It was only a matter of time before the creators decided to venture out to the big screen for their little idol.

Maybe this will spawn a whole new generation of goths. Wouldn't that be interesting? Instead of thugs standing around in droopy pants 6 sizes too big chugging from a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor, you will have teens in crushed velvet and brocade vests, stripped tights and extra thick platform boots sipping absinthe. OK, maybe not, but they will in my world.

No studio contract yet on Emily, but Dark Horse has a first look deal, so expect something to come out from them soon.

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