Edgar Wright to direct Johnny Depp in The Night Stalker

Edgar Wright has finally booked his follow-up to Scott Pilgrim vs. The Worldthough his most devoted fans may be disappointed to learn it isn’t Ant-Man or his long-gestating third collaboration with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, apocalypse-comedy At World’s End.

According to Deadline, Wright will direct The Night Stalker for Disney. It is a remake of a 1972 telemovie of the same name, which was later followed by a sequel and a spin-off TV series.

The studio wants Johnny Depp – who is also producing – to star as tabloid reporter and supernatural investigator Carl Kolchak.

Discuss: We’re intrigued!

One Response to “Edgar Wright to direct Johnny Depp in The Night Stalker”

  1. Loved the 1972 telemovie, the sequel & the spin-off tv series!!! Darren McGavin was brilliant as the brave tabloid reporter Kolchak. I think Johnny Depp is the right choice for the lead role and i hope he accepts Disney’s expression of interest.

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