Johnny Depp Interested In Remaking The Thin Man, Wants Rob Marshall To Direct

As much as a remake of the legendary film, The Thin Man, goes against everything my love for that classic William Powell and Myrna Loy film stands for, it’s hard to argue when Johnny Depp gets involved.

According to NY Magazine, Depp is interested in starring in a remake of the classic 134 film, which follows a man who marries into money, and in turn must ‘give up a career as a hard-boiled gumshoe to become a semi-professional alcoholic and full-time trophy husband.’   Not only that, but he’s interested in getting director Rob Marshall, who he worked with on the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, On Stranger Tides, as the film’s director.

Personally, while it would be hard to justify updating such a fantastic film like this, it is also hard to not be interested in some way in seeing Depp as the role of a ‘trophy-husband’ in a film directed by Rob Marshall.   Sure, Marshall’s last film, Nine, was a bit underwhelming, but this could prove to be just the type of film that both Depp and Marshall could really boost to become something great.

Or that could just be wishful thinking.   What do you think?

Source: NY Magazine

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  • I remember reading an article in Cinescape Magazine as a teenager that suggested films for remake status (along with actor/director suggestions). “The Thin Man” was recommended for a modern update with Jeff Goldblum and Janeane Garofalo, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Yeah, I don’t really buy it either (well, maybe Soderbergh).

    The other suggestion that got me pumped: Johnny Depp and Salma Hayek in a “Seventh Voyage of Sinbad” remake directed by Sam Raimi. This article was well BEFORE “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

  • For the love of god, NO. No to Rob Marshall and extra no to Depp. This is almost as bad as when, a few years ago, Nic Cage and Patricia Arquette wanted to remake it.

    ps. disqus, you are an ass pain.

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