Could Wright Return To “Night Stalker”?

Now that he and Marvel’s “Ant-Man” film have gone their separate ways, many fans of beloved British filmmaker Edgar Wright have already begun wondering what he will tackle next.

One possibility that has come up today is a project he was linked to back in 2012 – Disney’s cinematic reboot of the “Night Stalker” franchise.

“High Fidelity” scribe D.V. DeVincentis is penning this reimagining of the 1970s TV series about Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin), a reporter who investigates mysterious crimes that have a supernatural or sci-fi bent.

The series was remade a few years ago with Stuart Townsend as Kolchak, but was cancelled after a few episodes. Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski are producing with Depp potentially starring.

The hiring of DeVincentis almost exactly two years ago was the last word we’d heard about the project, other than talk since that the script is in good shape.

Depp’s schedule would be a likely complication – he’s currently filming “Black Mass,” is slated to shoot “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” over the second half of this year and well into 2015, and has just hopped onboard a Houdini film.

Source: Deadline