America is clamoring for a 21st century version of the lovably alcoholic detective Nick Charles and his even more lovably alcoholic wife Nora. And it’s been pretty well-known for a while now that Johnny Depp was interested in bringing at least one of these characters to life. Now, The Thin Man 2.0 (not the actual title) officially has a director/producer in Rob Marshall, who most recently worked with Johnny Depp drunk on rum instead of martinis in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. He’s sharing whatever duties a producer has with John DeLuca. Here’s what Marshall has to say about the project:
“John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”
That’s right – a remake of a beloved movie from the early 1930s is as “classy and classic” as it gets. No word yet on who will step into the oversized and slightly tipsy shoes of the original Nora Charles, Myrna Loy. Maybe Johnny Depp could play both parts?