Universal has set screenwriter Melisa Wallack (Relativity's Untitled Snow White Project) to draft Emily the Strange, starring Chloe Moretz.

Chloe Moretz will star as the punky goth cult figure created by skateboarder Rob Reger.

The story line is being kept under wraps, although it is said to tell the origin of the punk and gothic figure and how she comes to gain her abilities that fuse technology and imagination. The story will focus on her relationship with four cats: troublemaker Sabbath, schemer Nee-Chee, imaginative Miles and leader Mystery.

No production date has been set.