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Johnny Depp's Night Stalker movie gains writer

Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

Story by Jack Foley

JOHNNY Depp’s Night Stalker movie has gained a writer.

D.V. DeVincentis, best known for co-writing John Cusack flicks Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, has reportedly been recruited to write the big-screen adaptation for Disney.

The project is based on the ABC television series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, which was created by Jeff Rice and starred Darren McGavin.

Although it only ran for one season between 1974 and 1975, the show proved a hit in syndication. It followed a Chicago-based reporter named Carl Kolchak who investigated bizarre crimes committed by supernatural agents.

The Night Stalker would be the latest Depp-backed project to be adapted from a cult TV show. He is currently starring in a big screen revival of Dark Shadows for director Tim Burton – although that film has so far underwhelmed at the box office.

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