A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Edgar Wright looks set to direct Johnny Depp in the movie of Kolchak: The Night Stalker...
Edgar Wright, the very talented director of the awesome TV
show Spaced, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz & Scott Pilgrim VS The world, is
being lined up to turn the two time TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker
(1974) & The Night Stalker (2005) into a movie that should star Johnny
Depp. The show centred on the character of Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter; He investigates crimes
/ mysteries that are unusual and often end up having supernatural or otherwise
2005's failed version
It seems like a perfect fit for both Depp & Wright (although
maybe Wright need to get hiss lucky charms Pegg & Frost back somewhere) and
should follow after he has finished adapting Ant-Man for Marvel Studios.
Depp is currently preparing two other old TV shows for release. the first, in which he plays a Vampire, is Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (Due May 2012) and that will be followed by Gore Verbiski's The Lone Ranger in summer 2013.