Scribes: Emily, Night, Machine, Strike

Emily the Strange
Kealan O’Rourke (‘The Houdini Box,’ ‘Bolivar’) is set to pen a rewrite of Melisa Wallack’s script for the film adaptation of the comic ‘Emily the Strange’ at Universal Pictures. Chloe Grace Moretz stars. [Source: The Wrap]

Night Film
“Carrie” remake scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been hired to pen the adaptation of Marisha Pessl’ noir novel “Night Film” for Chernin Entertainment.

Rupert Wyatt is helming the film about a journalist investigating the suspected suicide of a young beauty. She soon discovers she is the daughter of a reclusive horror film helmer, and someone is seeking revenge. [Source: Deadline]

The Machine
Disney’s Mandeville has acquired the screen rights to Matthew Charman’s play ‘The Machine’ which David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce.

Charman will pen the adaptation of his play about the 1997 chess match between the IBM computer Deep Blue and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. [Source: Deadline]

Preemptive Strike
Barry L. Levy (“Paranoia,” “Vantage Point”) has been hired to pen the film adaptation of John H. Scully’s Cold War action thriller novel “Preemptive Strike” at Mandalay Vision.

The true story tale follows a young FBI agent tasked with hunting down a Soviet double agent to protect a critical piece of technology from falling into Russian hands. [Source: Deadline]