Johnny Depp will star in an upcoming remake of The Thin Man, a popular 1934 private detective comedy based on one of Dashiell Hammett‘s greatest novels.
What do you think about Depp’s unexpected project? We found this news about one month after it broke, thanks to a New York magazine article about the crazy job of writing screenplays for summer blockbusters.
Here’s more from New York: “Clearly, Depp sees not just a classic detective comedy to be remade (about yet another amusing, high-functioning alcoholic, to boot), but a potential new franchise for himself, too — and perhaps not a terribly expensive one at that. (One would assume that a Thin Man remake wouldn’t involve pricey battle scenes and CGI villains. That said, knowing Hollywood, it may well be set in deep space by the time it’s finished.)”