As a million comic fans continue to rend their garments over news that Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul) has walked away from Marvel's film adaption of [Ant-Man](movie:9048), myself included, there seems to be an even stranger project on the horizon for the director. For years, Johnny Depp, Champion of Weird Dudes and Even Weirder Dudes, has been trying to adapt 1970s TV series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" into a feature-length film. And it appears, with the assistance of Wright, it may finally happen.
The original series followed tabloid reported Carl Kolchak as he investigated the things that went bump in the night: from werewolves to aliens and vampires to zombies. Clearly a little ahead of its time, The Night Stalker DOES seem like a show that is prime for a film reboot.
With a Kolchak script currently in the writing phase, the rest is up to Depp, as soon as he takes a break from playing pirates, and hatters, and Indians, OH MY!
Which gave you a bigger a nerdagsm?
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