Edgar Wright to Direct ‘The Night Stalker;’ Johnny Depp May Star

– by Gig Patta

Walt Disney Pictures hired director Edgar Wright to helm “The Night Stalker,” a remake of the 1970s movie and television series about an investigative reporter Carl Kolchak.

The project will be produced by Johnny Depp and Infinitum Nihil’s Christi Dembrowski. According to Deadline, the film may be a potential star vehicle for Depp.

There is no writer named for the project at this time, but it is expected Wright will oversee the project from the beginning.

“The Night Stalker” was a made for television movie, which premiered on ABC in 1972. Reporter Carl Kolchak (played by Darren McGavin) investigated a serial killer in Las Vegas in which he believed that it is a vampire.

It had a follow-up movie in 1973 with “The Night Strangler” and a television series in 1974-75 called “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

Wright was best known for directing 2010’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” He also directed comedies “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead.” Last year, he was credited for producing “Attack the Block,” and wrote the screenplay for “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Source: Deadline

 

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