The Night Stalker has gotten one step closer to production. Walt Disney Pictures has hired D.V. DeVincentis to pen the script. Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) will direct his biggest project to date, on this starring vehicle for Johnny Depp. Depp and his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski are producing, and David Kennedy will serve as exec producer.
The Night Stalker began as a TV movie that aired on ABC, based on a novel which was adapted by famed screenwriter Richard Matheson. It starred Darren McGavin as investigative reporter Carl Kolchak who goes to Las Vegas to pursue a serial killer. Only when he discovers the bodies of the killer's victims, he realizes it is the work of a vampire. As a child, Depp was reportedly infatuated with the TV movie series.
This sounds like a great team for a cool movie. Wright in the directors chair will insure pure awesomeness. Are you excited to see Wright working with Depp?