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"Edgar Wright to Direct Johnny Depp Night Stalker"Edgar Wright has been confirmed to direct Johnny Depp in the forthcoming Walt Disney Pictures big screen adaptation film ‘Night Stalker’.

The upcoming big screen adaptation film ‘Night Stalker’ has finally found its director in the ‘Hot Fuzz’ director Edgar Wright. The Walt Disney Pictures has locked the 37-year-old English director to adapt the 1970s ABC TV show. He was tapped for the project, prior to the studio has signed a screenwriter. Now, the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ director would work on the movie along with the 48-year-old ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor Johnny Depp and his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski.

The ‘Alice in the Wonderland’ actor will play the lead role Carl Kolchak in the movie ‘Night Stalker’, who is a tabloid journalist who was made famous by Darren McGavin. He works for the crime section of the tabloid, which leads him always to confront zombies, vampires, aliens and werewolves. The upcoming big screen adaptation movie would be one of the collaborations of Depp and Dembrowski, which were developed at Disney.

The second project of the filmmakers is a yet to be titled American Revolutionary War drama film, which is about the Midnight Ride made by Paul Revere to warn Colonial militia of the about to happen British invasion. Johnny Depp would next be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Dark Shadows’ directed by Tim Burton and will also appear in ‘The Lone Ranger’ of Gore Verbinski. As for Edgar Wright, his next directorial project is a movie adaptation of one of the Marvel superhero comics ‘Ant-Man’.

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