Director, Lead Actor, & Writer Found for the New Night Stalker

filmmaker Edgar Wright

The original THE NIGHT STALKER has a place in my heart right next to the original DARK SHADOWS series. Both were early influences on my developing love of the horror genre. I don’t think I need to talk about how Burton totally blew it with his recent DARK SHADOWS movie, but I’m staying optimistic about THE NIGHT STALKER … and now that the infrastructure is set in place, I’m very excited about this one.

Signed on to play the lead role of Carl Kolchak (originally played by Darren McGavin), is Johnny Depp. I know what you’re thinking; once bitten, twice shy. Let’s not forget that Depp always puts in great performances when Tim Burton isn’taround. So who’ll be directing? None other than Edgar Wright (who wrote and directed SHAUN OF THE DEAD). And to complete the trinity, the writer has been announced for this one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, D.V. DeVincentis has been signed on to write the script. DeVincentis is best known for writing HIGH FIDELITY and GROSS POINTE BLANK; not exactly genre flicks, but they are really well written films.

For those of you who may not be familiar with THE NIGHT STALKER, Carl Kolchak is a reporter for a Chicago-based news service who always seems to find himself on the trail of a hot story that inevitably has a supernatural edge to it.

This one’s off to a good, solid start and I’m looking forward to future developments.

Stay Bloody!!!

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