'The Thin Man' Recruits Writer David Koepp

Johnny Depp is moving forward on this adaptation of the 1934 classic while 'Lone Ranger' sits in purgatory.
David Koepp to write The Thin Man remake
David Koepp to write The Thin Man remake
Johnny Depp isn't one to wait around. While Walt Disney Pictures continues to decide the fate of Lone Ranger, the actor is moving forward on The Thin Man, a remake of the classic 1934 mystery comedy starring William Powell.

David Koepp, writer and director of Johnny Depp's 2004 thriller Secret Window, has been hired to adapt the screenplay for The Thin Man. The story revolves around a retired detective who solves a murder with his wife solely for the fun of it.

David Koepp will be writing the script based on the original Dashiell Hammett novel. Rob Marshall, director of Johnny Depp's summer hit Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, will helm this remake for Warner Bros., and plans to include at least two musical numbers within the context of the story.

The search is now on to find an actress to play Nora, wife to Johnny Depp's Nick.

The Thin Man was released in 2013 and stars Johnny Depp. The film is directed by Rob Marshall.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. ejk1

    I could have sworn I wrote something about Hollywood needing to stop trying to remake the classics last night.

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  2. skywise

    @thedude-abides couldn't agree more. Seems like a great match for the material.

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  3. thedude-abides

    Great writer. Excellent choice.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag