Edgar Wright To Direct Johnny Depp In 'The Night Stalker'

By AMC February 29, 2012

Filmmaker Edgar Wright is one of the best genre directors out there nowadays. Between his work on "Shaun of the Dead" to "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," you can't deny that the man is one of the better directors out there. Now he's stretching his directorial wings once again, this time with Disney's upcoming movie "The Night Stalker" with Johnny Depp in talks to star. Depp is producing alongside Christi Dembrowski under his Infinitum Nihil production banner.

The most popular incarnation of "The Night Stalker" so far has to be the 1972 ABC made-for-television movie starring Darren McGavin. The story originally came from a novel called "The Kolchak Papers," written by Jeff Rice that centers on a newspaper reporter, Carl Kolchak, who covered absurd crime cases that the authorities normally wouldn't pursue which lead to him doing battle against all sorts of supernatural creatures. Unfortunately once he solved the case, nobody in his office would believe him. There's currently no writer set up for this project but with names like Edgar Wright and Johnny Depp already attached, it probably won't take Disney too long to find somebody right for the job.

Source: Deadline

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