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Edgar Wright's desk may still be being emptied at Marvel, but the man made famous by Shaun of the Dead - and now for not directing [Ant-Man](movie:9048) - is clearly not one to stay idle for long.

Deadline are reporting that the director will move swiftly on to his abandoned reboot of Kolchak, The Night Stalker - and that Johnny Depp is being lined up to star. Intriguingly, the project is currently with Disney - until recently his de-facto employers with [Ant-Man](movie:9048).

[The Night Stalker](movie:364904) is the story of a tabloid news reporter who is drawn into an underworld of supernatural stories - to the persistent disbelief of his editor. It originated as a TV series and movie in the 70's, but has since been revived as a comic, published by Moonstone since 2003. Depp is reportedly set to play Kolchak himself - should his busy upcoming schedule allow it. With the script apparently ready to shoot, could this be Edgar Wright's chance for immediate cinematic redemption?

Let me know what you guys think below!


Would Kolchak, The Night Stalker be a good choice for Edgar Wright's next movie?



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