Following director Edgar Wright's surprising departure from Marvel Studios' Ant-Man last week, many fans are wondering what the filmmaker will tackle next. It seems that Edgar Wright may be returning to a project he has been developing for over two years now, Disney's The Night Stalker, which has Johnny Depp attached to star.
We first reported on Edgar Wright's involvement back in February 2012, although we haven't heard anything else about the project since May 2012, when D.V. DeVincentis signed on to write the script, based on the 1974 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Darren McGavin starred in the series as Kolchak, a tabloid crime journalist who writes about cases involving supernatural subjects. The tone of the series seems to fit right within Edgar Wright's wheelhouse, offering playful humor with scary horror elements blended in. The script by D.V. DeVincentis is said to be in strong shape.
Johnny Depp is set to play Kolchak, although it isn't immediately clear when he may be available to start production. The actor is currently wrapping up the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass, and he is scheduled to start shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in either late 2014 or early 2015, along with the Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass.