It was a vampire, I saw it...
Now this is very interesting...
Most of you know I love Indiana Jones, but if you're a faithful reader, you know I love the old 70's "The Night Stalker" television series starring Darren McGavin. We would have no "X-Files" were it not for this show. But I was cautiously optimistic when I heard Johnny Depp was planning on producing this as a feature film for Walt Disney Pictures. And now with the announcement of a director for the project, I'm looking forward to this with great interest.
Edgar Wright will help the theatrical tale of newspaper reporter, Carl Kolchak. Now this is inspired hiring if I've ever heard of it. I wasn't even thinking of him when I was trying to think who would be good to do this adaptation. But it's inspired. This series was dark, but filled with a thin layer of humor throughout the stories. I think Wright would be spot on to capture that tone. Of course, the deal is only to direct, but he and his writing partner Simon Pegg would be inspired/desired hiring for the scripting gig.
There are other aspects to this story as well. Wright has been planning on making a "Ant-Man" film and this could be a test run to see if he's up to a big film like that. Being as Disney owns Marvel, this would be a chance for the Suits to see how he performs moving up to the major leagues. Nothing is known as to the tone of the film, but I'd love to see it set in the Seventies like the original film/series. This could be a very interesting take on this story. Only a film version of this by Guillermo del Toro would make me any giddier.
And I'm wanting him focused on that "Haunted Mansion" reboot he's attached to...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Posted by Honor Hunter at 1:34 PM
Labels: 70's, Adaptation, Carl Kolchak, Darren McGavin, Edgar Wright, Johnny Depp, The Night Stalker, Walt Disney Pictures
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I love the show too. I am not familiar with Edgar Wright, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on this one and hope they do the source material justice.
Edgar Wright is one of my favorite directors, and from what I've heard about this, aliens, werwolves, vampires, count me in.
I'm a fan of the original NIGHT STSLKER as well. I am not, a fan, however, of the remake.
I even have this title in my straming queue to be enjoyed once again.
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