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Here's the skinny on Johnny Depp's remake of The Thin Man

03.23.2011
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Once he's done getting ghoulish with his update of DARK SHADOWS, Johnny Depp wants to (slightly) lighten things up with a new version of THE THIN MAN.

Depp and Warner Bros. have novelist/screenwriter Jerry Stahl (PERMANENT MIDNIGHT) now working on the update. Like the Oscar-nominated classic featuring William Powell and Myrna Loy, it will be based on the book by pulp mystery master Dashiell Hammett, but will also reportedly include elements of the non-Hammett movie sequels.

Stahl was on the list of possiblities when the project was announced months ago, alogn with Terry Rossio (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) and Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS).

The story follows a sharp-tongued, martini-swilling private eye and his lady as they investigate a murder plot involving the slender gentleman of the title.

Depp's ON STRANGER TIDES director Rob Marshall is currently attached to make new noir that will be fun in all the ways THE TOURIST wasn't (let's hope).

Extra Tidbit: Maybe Depp is seeking another possible franchise -- the 1934 movie led to five sequels.
Source: Heat Vision

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6:45PM on 03/23/2011

Awesome! But ...

I love the THIN MAN franchise, William Powell and Myrna Loy are easily my favorite actor and actress (respectively, of course) of all time because of these amazing flicks. And I am glad that someone wants to take a crack at bringing the story back to the big screen, and Johnny Depp could not be a better choice.

That said I think the key element that made the original THIN MAN films so memorable was the chemistry between Powell and Loy, and I really don't know off the top of my head an
I love the THIN MAN franchise, William Powell and Myrna Loy are easily my favorite actor and actress (respectively, of course) of all time because of these amazing flicks. And I am glad that someone wants to take a crack at bringing the story back to the big screen, and Johnny Depp could not be a better choice.

That said I think the key element that made the original THIN MAN films so memorable was the chemistry between Powell and Loy, and I really don't know off the top of my head an actress that can fill that role. Given some more time I am sure I can come up with a few but there really can't be many that will be able to riff with Depp in such a lovably witty way Powell and Loy did. I hope this gets made, if only as an excuse for more people to check out the originals.
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3:03PM on 03/23/2011
This has potential for a perfect marriage of actor and material. I'm a fan of both the book and the original film, and Depp has a flair for light-hearted characters and unapologetic alcoholics, which Nick Charles certainly is.
This has potential for a perfect marriage of actor and material. I'm a fan of both the book and the original film, and Depp has a flair for light-hearted characters and unapologetic alcoholics, which Nick Charles certainly is.
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9:26AM on 03/23/2011

Looks interesting

Hopefully they are making this a period piece and not updating it to modern times.
Hopefully they are making this a period piece and not updating it to modern times.
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4:05AM on 03/23/2011

Fuckin' Awesome

I'm so excited for this. The Thin Man is awesome and Depp is definitely the man to bring him back to life.
I'm so excited for this. The Thin Man is awesome and Depp is definitely the man to bring him back to life.
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2:01AM on 03/23/2011
Sounds perfect for Depp.
Sounds perfect for Depp.
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12:40AM on 03/23/2011
love the original, think Depp is perfect to play The Thin Man.
love the original, think Depp is perfect to play The Thin Man.
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