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Edgar Wright Looking to Direct Johnny Depp in Kolchak: The Night StalkerGeeks around the world were incredibly saddened last week when Edgar Wright parted ways with the live-action Ant-Man adaptation he had been working on, which had been a true passion project of his.

Though undoubtedly a bummer, Wright’s departure from the project frees him up to do other things, and it looks like he’s got Kolchak on the mind. Read on!

Deadline reports that Wright is currently developing a feature film adaptation of the 1970s TV series “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” with Johnny Depp attached to star as the title character. The late Darren McGavin made the role famous in both the series and two previous films.

Carl Kolchak covered crime for a tabloid, and his cases always led to supernatural perpetrators that included zombies, vampires, werewolves, and aliens. Of course, neither his editor nor anyone else would believe him or allow him to run what seemed like outrageous stories, but he always got close enough to the truth that he was stalked by these great villains and found a way to dispatch them.

According to the website the script is looking good, and the fate of the project lies mostly in the hands of Johnny Depp, who is very busy with other films at the moment.

If you’re bummed about the Ant-Man news, we hope this tasty little tidbit softens that blow just a little bit. It certainly does for us!

Johnny Depp / Kolchak the Night Stalker

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Rest in Peace: Dolores O’Riordan

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Sad and shocking news has come in from the music world as Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, has been found dead at the all too young age of just 46.

According to the Associated Press, the singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news.

London’s Metropolitan Police were summoned to a hotel just after 9:00 AM today. As of now her death is classified as “unexplained.”

During her career, O’Riordan provided music for the short film Z, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Evilenko, and many more films and television projects. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to extend our sincerest of condolences to Dolores’ family members, friends, and constituents.

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Dread Central Presents’ Villmark Asylum is on Amazon Prime!

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Today marks a very exciting day for us here at Dread Central as Pål Øie’s Villmark Asylum has hit Amazon Prime! This marks the first official release of a Dread Central Presents title and we can’t wait to hear what you all think! If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can watch the film for free as part of your Prime subscription. Also, if you do check it out, we ask that you please leave a review on Amazon with your honest thoughts. If you hated it, let us know! If you loved it, great! Whatever your thoughts on the film might be, we want to know them.

Also, don’t forget that we’ll be hosting double feature screenings of Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight and Turbo Kid later this month. You can find all details here.

Directed by Øie, Villmark Asylum stars Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, and Baard Owe.

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A crew of five hazardous waste workers are sent to a massive, abandoned sanatorium deep in the mountains. But their routine assignment takes a dark turn when they encounter the building’s terrifying past.

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Exclusive Delirium Clip Goes Running Through the ‘Net!

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Another horror flick has hit our radar called Delirium, and right now we have a slew of stuff for you to dig on including stills, the trailer, and yes, an exclusive clip! Dig it!

Mike C. Manning, Griffin Freeman, Seth Austin, Ryan Pinkston, August Roads, and Elena Sanchez star in the flick from director Johnny Martin. Look for it on January 19th via Gravitas Ventures.

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A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary house that is said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video, they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing terror as others have.

When he doesn’t return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside the mansion they discover the truth about the family that died there, the fate of their friend, and what their own fates will be.

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