In a fabulous book-to-film bit of news, it seems Johnny Depp and Warner Bros are eyeing the classic 1930's film The Thin Man, because Johnny Depp wants to remake it with his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall. Seems Mr.Depp and Mr. Marshall are fans of the legendary sophisticated Dashiell Hammett novel and also the series of six MGM films that starred William Powell and Myrna Loy. Depp could be perfect as the snappy Nick Charles, who marries up when he weds wealthy socialite Nora, and then commences to begin a fun romp of drinking and a sort of ratiocenation like sleuthing with the clever Nora (and a martini) always at his side. "The Thin Man has long been a favorite of mine and with Rob at the helm, I know we're in great hands," Depp said. Added Warner Bros Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov: "There is no one more perfectly suited to portray Nick Charles than Johnny Depp."
I'm off to the library to grab a copy of the Hammett original.