‘The Night Stalker’ Gets Writer D.V. DeVincentis

Edgar Wright will direct Johnny Depp in this adaptation of the cult TV show centered on Carl Kolchak.
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‘The Night Stalker’ Gets Writer D.V. DeVincentis

D.V. DeVincentis to write The Night StalkerD.V. DeVincentis, known for his screenplays Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, has been hired to write The Night Stalker for director Edgar Wright and star Johnny Depp.

From Walt Disney Pictures, the movie is based on the cult ABC TV series of the same name that ran from 1974 to 1975. Johnny Depp will assume the role of Carl Kolchak, a character originally played by A Christmas Story's Old Man Darren McGavin. Kolchak works as a reporter for the Chicago-based independent News Service Stories, and deals mostly with supernatural subjects.

Johnny Depp will produce alongside Christi Dembrowski through their joint production banner. The film is slated to be Edgar Wright's next after The World's End, but there are rumors, perpetuated by the director himself, that his Marvel adventure Ant-Man might squeeze in front of The Night Stalker.

The Night Stalker was released in 2014.

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  • skywise • 3 years ago

    I used to love this show but when i heard they were making a Nightstalker movie i assumed it was going to be about the serial killer Richard Ramierez.

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    • andrew-thompson • 3 years ago

      Knew it...knew it Predicted this with a bunch of friends a year or two ago.... hope they do it justice! grew up watching the show have the whole season on dvd collest thing at its time.....

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      • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

        Sounds interesting, never saw the show or movie so ill give this a shot

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