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Johnny Depp is set to star as Carl Kolchak in the upcoming supernatural adaptation of TV series  ‘The Night Stalker’.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star, Johnny Depp is teaming up with Disney to adapt the 70s supernatural TV movie ‘The Night Stalker’. As per the reports, the project will be developed through Infinitum Nihil, the production house of Depp.

Johnny Depp will play the character of Carl Kolchak, a Chicago newspaper reporter, who investigates mysterious crimes, with the involvement of some supernatural or Sci-fi elements. ‘The Night Stalker’ was originally aired as a TV movie in 1972, in which Darren McGavin played the role of Carl Kolchak.

After that, a sequel ‘The Night Strangler’ was aired in 1973 with a television series with the title ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’ in the following year. There was also a remake of the series in the year 2005, in which Stuart Townsend played the role of Kolchak.

Besides the project of ‘The Night Stalker’, Disney and Depp are teaming up for a historical drama of Paul Revere, an American patriot. The story of the movie focus on the Boston silversmith and the 24-hours of time, in which he made a risky midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington, in order to alert the Colonial military of British invasion, before the battles of Concord and Lexington. Lee and Janet Batchler of ‘Batman Forever’ will provide the script for the movie.

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