Saturday, July 16, 2011
Johnny Depp is Kolchak?!?
Maybe... Maybe not.
According to this article on Deadline.com Johnny Depp's company Infinitum Nihil is developing a Night Stalker film with Disney. There is no word yet on whether Depp will actually star in the film or if he'll remain behind the scenes.
While Depp is a wonderful actor and the right age (how can that man be 48?), I'm not sure he's quite what I envision when I think about someone besides Darren McGavin walking in Kolchak's shoes. Well, I didn't imagine Stuart Townsend either, and I liked the reboot series well enough. It seemed more like its own incarnation and that helped, but if they are going to make a big screen film, I hope they stick more to the original. Let's keep Kolchak grizzled, please!