Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PLease say it ain't true-The Thin Man to be remade

From The Wrap today-

Jurassic Park' Writer David Koepp to Tackle 'Thin Man'
Published: August 30, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

By Joshua L. Weinstein

Super-writer David Koepp has signed on to write "The Thin Man," a remake of the 1934 movie, for Warner Bros., TheWrap has confirmed.

Koepp's credits include "Jurassic Park" and "Carlito's Way," both in 1993, "Mission: Impossible" in 1996, "Panic Room" in 2007" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in 2008.

He also wrote the troubled "Men in Black III."

"The Thin Man" has some fancy attachments: Johnny Depp is starring as Nick Charles, the part made famous by William Powell.

Also read: Rob Marshall Signs on to Direct Johnny Depp's 'Thin Man' Remake

Rob Marshall, who was nominated for the Academy Award for directing the 2002 "Chicago," is behind the camera. Marshall last directed Depp in this year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." He also directed the 2005 "Memoirs of a Geisha."

The original movie, based on the Dashiell Hammett novel, was a big enough hit that producers made five sequels.

It's about Nick, a retired detective, and his heiress wife, Nora Charles. For fun, the two solve crimes.

Depp, Christi Dembrowski and Kevin McCormick are producing.

Deadline first reported the news.


Nicholas Ahlhelm said...

I'm not the biggest Thin Man fan on the planet, but this sounds like another remake that should never, ever happen.

What's next? Casablanca? Citizen Kane?

Ronald Tierney said...

I watch the Thin Man and its sequels at least once a year. I'm a great fan of William Powell. I hold out a bit of hope. Depp is an inventive actor and is quite capable, I hope, to catch the silliness that Powell brought to the role. I hope they pull it off.