Warner Bros announced this news a week before Rob Marshall’s fourth installment in the Pirates series, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is due in theaters. The filmmaker will reunite with Johnny Depp in a remake of the 1934 screwball comedy “The Thin Man”, based on a new screenplay by Jerry Stahl.
From the Warner Bros press release:
Rob Marshall and John DeLuca have officially signed on to the Warner Bros. planned remake of THE THIN MAN. The pair will produce the film via their LUCAMAR Productions banner. Award-winning director Marshall is also confirmed to direct. The film will reteam Marshall with Johnny Depp, who is attached to star in the project. The two just worked together on PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES which Disney will be releasing on May 20.
LUCAMAR Productions joins Infinitum Nihil Company and Langley Park Pictures as production companies on the project. In addition to DeLuca and Marshall, Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski are producing on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, and Kevin McCormick is producing on behalf of his Langley Park Pictures. Jerry Stahl is attached as screenwriter. Says Marshall, “John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”
“The Thin Man” is a series of films and TV series about a former detective, who drinks too much then finds himself investigating a murder with the help from his wife.
by Rudie Obias