Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Depp, Wright developing Kolchak movie

I made a terrible discovery when I was about seven years old.

It started with a handful of Pringle's potato chips. These weren't those fancy Xtreme! flavored chips the kids have today, with their skateboards and rock music and whatnot. These were salt flavored and we were happy with them.

As I was eating those Pringle's my younger brother offered me chewing gum, served in stick form as was the fashion at the time. I was happy with my Pringle's but really wanted some gum, too. So I tried to chew gum on one side of my mouth while eating potato chips on the other. What I ended up with is a wad of chewing gum with wet bits of potato pulp stuck in it. 

The moral of this story is that two things you love can sometimes create an abomination. Which brings me to my point: two things I love (Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright) are teaming up to create a feature film based on Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Is Depp working his way through the entire Dan Curtis library?

From Deadline:
Wright, best known for directing Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, comes aboard before the studio has set a writer, and he will oversee and shape the project with Depp and Dembrowski from the ground floor. As Deadline revealed, the film took root at the studio last summer, borne out of Depp and Dembrowski’s fond memories of the original 70s movie and series that starred Darren McGavin. He covered crime for a tabloid and his cases always led to supernatural perpetrators that included zombies, vampires, werewolves and aliens. Of course, neither his editor nor anyone else would believe him or allow him to run what seemed like outrageous stories. But Kolchak would put himself in grave danger each episode. David Kennedy will be exec producer of the film.

I didn't start this blog so I could turn into some Internet cliche, always bitching and moaning about every movie that comes down the pipeline. So I'm just gonna end this post here.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...