LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Walt Disney Studios are developing two projects -- an adaptation of "The Night Stalker" and a Paul Revere story, TheWrap has confirmed.
It's early in the process, but Disney is hoping that Depp will star in both, and he and Christi Dembrowski will produce.
"The Night Stalker" is based on the 1972 ABC-TV movie that turned into the series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." It was about a newspaper reporter in Chicago who investigated mysterious deaths, often finding a supernatural connection.Slideshow: Faces of Johnny Depp (on this page)
The Revere movie is based on the colonial figure and his famous midnight ride -- recently brought to light again after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin misstated the basics of the Revere story.
Lee and Janet Batchler ("Batman Forever") will write that movie. No writer has been attached to "Night Stalker."
Depp and Disney are a profitable team. Their most recent collaboration, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" has grossed more than $1 billion, as did their 2010 "Alice in Wonderland."
Depp is also starring in Disney's 2012 "The Lone Ranger" and is near a deal for a fifth "Pirates" film.
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