Edgar Wright to direct ‘Night Stalker’ with Johnny Depp

Edgar Wright will direct Johnny Depp in Disney’s remake of the 1970s ABC television film and series “The Night Stalker.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp will produce with Christi Dembrowski through their Infinitum Nihil.

The film will be based on the two television movies, “The Night Stalker” (1972) and “The Night Strangler” (1973), as well as the 1974-1975 TV series “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” centering on Chicago tabloid reporter Carl Kolchak, who investigates crimes involving supernatural beings such as zombies, vampires, werewolves and aliens.

Depp would play Kolchak, who was portrayed by Darren McGavin in the 70s TV films and series.

Wright’s credits include “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.” Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.