Saturday, July 16, 2011

Johnny Depp is Kolchak?!?

Maybe... Maybe not.

According to this article on 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!


R.A.M.'67 said...

Getting Dan Curtis involved in some significant capacity would give this prospective project some needed street cred. This burden shouldn't be rested solely on the shoulders of the versatile Depp!

That said, I'd rather see Depp as Kolchak than in The Lone Ranger!

Amanda By Night said...

Hi R.A.M.

Someone else mentioned that Lone Ranger thing on another site. Wow, it's remake central around here!

Dan Curtis passed away a few years ago, but I'm not sure if he had a production company that might oversee these things... Hmmm...