Johnny Depp will not be working with Tim Burton on this project, but it is a film that is not based on original material, so it should be very much in Depp’s comfort zone. The much-loved Hollywood classic The Thin Man will getting the remake treatment from director Rob Marshall, with Hollywood vet Jerry Stahl (Bad Boys II, Permanent Midnight) penning the script.
The 1934 classic starred William Powell and Myrna Loy and spawned five sequels, so it’s likely that Warner Bros. has picked up on the sweet, sweet aroma of a franchise with this one. The original was described as follows, which leads me to believe that people spoke a language only vaguely resembling modern English in 1934:
Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to “The Thin Man,” the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the doudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery.
Well, it looks like Johnny Depp will get to play an entirely new type of off-kilter fop in this one. Get excited? (Coming Soon)