Vulture is reporting that Johnny Depp is looking to reteam with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall for a remake of The Thin Man at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Based on Dashiell Hammett’s detective novel, the Academy Award-nominated 1934 movie starring William Powell and Myrna Loy spawned five sequels. It’s described as follows:
Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to “The Thin Man,” the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the doudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery.
The property was also turned into an NBC series that ran from 1957 to 1959.
The site adds that Marshall (Chicago) is also interested in adaptating Broadway’s “Wicked” for the big screen.