As if he didn’t have enough on his plate, what with the rumours of Pirates 5 & 6, Dark Shadows currently filming and also working on a story for a film about historical figure Paul Revere, Depp is now in talks on a new project. As with Dark Shadows, the Nightstalker will be based on a TV series called Kolchak The Night Stalker, along with two films, Nightstalker and The Night Strangler. The TV series ran for one series during 1974-75, and is rumoured to be the main influence on the X-Files.
In the series and films, Carl Kolchak was a reporter who always ended up finding some sort of spook, ghoul or beastly creature and the world around him never believed what was going on. It sounds right up Depp’s street and while I don’t really know enough of the series to give much of an insight, a new Johnny Depp project is always worth a mention, and when spooks and beasts and monsters are involved then it is a reason to be excited.
More on this as it develops.
By Matt Wavish