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Emily the Strange is an illustrated fictional character featured in several comic books, graphic novels and in various merchandise and clothing lines. She was created by Rob Reger for his company Cosmic Debris Etc. Inc. located in San Francisco, California.[1]

Since 2000, Rob Reger has been trying to make a feature film adaptation of Emily. In 2005, it was reported that Fox Animation would make a live action/animated feature film,[2] with Chris Meledandri and John Cohen producing it.[3] In 2008, it was reported that Mike Richardson, of Dark Horse Entertainment, had come on board as a producer.[4] The same year it was unofficially reported that the film had moved to Universal Studios' owned Illumination Entertainment, along with the studio's founders, Meledandri and Cohen.[5] In September 2010, it was reported that Universal Studios had acquired the rights to the comic, and that the actress Chloë Grace Moretz had been cast in the role of Emily.[6] In August 2011, it was announced that Melisa Wallack, who wrote the script for Mirror Mirror, had been hired to write the adaptation.[7] Two months later it was confirmed that the film was indeed in the works at Illumination Entertainment.[8] Kealan O’Rourke will rewrite the film's script.[9] In December 2016, it was reported that Universal had abandoned the project, and that Dark Horse Entertainment and Amazon Studios were in negotiations to make an animated film.[10]

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