The Edgar Wright-related news has been so frequent that even I, a huge devotee, can forget he has a Johnny Depp movie waiting to go. You, however, may remember that, after The World’s End and Ant-Man make their way to theaters, our favorite Englishman will tackle what’s probably his most prolific effort yet: The Night Stalker, Disney’s Depp-led reboot of the classic, supernatural ’70s series — itself the chronicles of Kolchak, a detective who battled every evil creature under the full midnight moon.
And, yes, the two other projects put this one in the distance — I can’t imagine it coming earlier than 2015, frankly — but Disney wants to work things out in the meantime. Thus, in the spirit of things, THR informs us that D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank) has been handed scripting duties on The Night Stalker; we still haven’t been told what he’ll actually do with the property, though.
(I was hoping Wright would… write the film himself — it’s the kind of big-budget effort he’s perfect for — so I’m hoping he can at least throw in suggestions during the scripting process and help shape the final result. It’s still possible that much can be done.)
It’s a surprisingly minor update for such a big — and, on my end, anticipated — effort, making it best to take this news as a stepping stone. For now, let’s just keep the focus on Simon Pegg and Hank Pym.
What impact do you thing DeVincentis will make on The Night Stalker? Are you keeping an eye on the film?
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