In-demand moviemaker Edgar Wright hasn't wasted any time finding a new job after departing the Ant-Man film last week (ends23May14) - he is in talks to take charge of Johnny Depp's new Kolchak: The Night Stalker remake.

Wright quit Ant-Man, citing creative differences with the film's producers, after spending years developing the script for the film, and now he's close to signing on to direct Depp in the actor's latest passion project.

Sources tell Wright will commence work on the remake of the '70s movie and series spin-off imminently, with Depp set to play the titular detective.