Rob Marshall, Johnny Depp to Remake Thin Man

Warner Brothers has sent out a press release indicating that it’s moving forward with a remake of The Thin Man. And Chicago helmer Rob Marshall is in the director’s chair with Johnny Depp in the lead role.

The news comes just as we are but a few weeks away from the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the successful PotC series and the first to be helmed by Rob Marshall.

The Thin Man was originally made in 1934, and was based on the Dashiell Hammett novel. Following Nick and Nora Charles, the duo investigated a murder that involved an eccentric inventor and his crazy family with the original film starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and Maureen O’Sullivan.

“John [DeLuca] and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny [Depp] again, especially on such a classy and classic project,” Marshall said in a press release.

The remake will provide a contemporary attitude, but retain the period setting, of the 1930s.

What does this mean? Depp and Marshall must’ve really enjoyed working together to pick up another project, especially one with a history (six films and a television series) like this. The next step will be just as interesting as they cast a female lead opposite Depp.

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