Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Rob Marshall & Johnny Depp's 'The Thin Man' Remake Put On Hold By Warner Bros. For Now

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist June 22, 2012 at 9:03AM

Despite being on the hunt for a female co-star merely weeks ago, Warner Bros. has now pushed aside Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp's remake of "The Thin Man," noting that the project was never officially greenlit and that original plans have been temporarily shelved for now as Marshall is moving forward with his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" instead and Depp wants to "take some time between films."
3
Rob Marshall Johnny Depp Thin Man

Despite being on the hunt for a female co-star merely weeks ago, Warner Bros. has now pushed aside Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp's remake of "The Thin Man," noting that the project was never officially greenlit and that original plans have been temporarily shelved for now as Marshall is moving forward with his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" instead and Depp wants to "take some time between films."

Plans had been to shoot the project as early as November this year with the role of the female lead reportedly down to Emily Blunt, Kristen Wiig and Emma Stone as of late April though nothing has been heard from the project since then. Does this spell bad news? Deadline reasonably posits that the move may have to do with the underwhelming performance of another Depp-led, quirky period tale -- Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" -- but also that the reported budget north of $100 million was also an issue particulary for the studio, which has canned "Paradise Lost" and "Akira" due to finances this year alone. Does this spell trouble for the project? Or are they truthfully holding things aside for now with all intentions to come back if/when possible? We'll have to wait and see.

Based on the classic Dashiell Hammett book of the same name, "The Thin Man" follows Nick Charles, a man who marries into money and gives up a career as a hard-boiled gumshoe to become a semi-professional alcoholic and full-time trophy husband. It certainly sounds like an interesting enough role for Depp, and one that he could probably do in his sleep, but that's not necessarily a guarantee of success. The actor hasn't exactly had the best run of late either with "The Tourist," "The Rum Diary" and "Dark Shadows," and has another troubled project due out next summer in "The Lone Ranger," which is already over-budget, behind schedule and being re-written. At the end of the day, it may very well be in Warner Bros.' best interest to wait it out and test the waters before jumping back in bed with Depp. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Johnny Depp, Rob Marshall, The Thin Man


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates