Edgar Wright Looking to Direct Johnny Depp in Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Geeks 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!
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