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Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall for The Thin Man

Deadline are reporting that Johnny Depp is fast tracking the comedy classic, THE THIN MAN (1934), adding David Koepp (SPIDER-MAN, INDIANA JONES 5) as writer the script.

After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles returns to New York with his new wife Nora and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He’s also approached by Dorothy Wynant whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Her father had left on a planned trip some months before and she has had no contact with him. Nick isn’t all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects

Depp will star and produce with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES director Rob Marshall helming. Depp will be Nick, the detective who marries the socialite, Nora, as they go about and solve crimes.

Depp’s reasons for moving forward on this project is due to the halting by Disney of THE LONE RANGE remake directed by Gore Verbinski (RANGO). This project is prefect for someone like Depp who will bring his own brand of humour and coolness that we’ve seen in films like the upcoming THE RUM DIARY.

Paul finished is BA in Film & Broadcast Productions during the summer and has somehow landed the position of Media & Marketing Manager in the London Korean Film Festival happening this November (plug). While at University Paul found his speciality lay in Script Development, scriptwriting and Editing. He has written, edited and director a small number of not very good short films but does not let that dissuade him from powering through. After the Koreans are through with him he looks to enter the paid world of Script Development. He likes incredibly bad horror films, East Asian movies, comics and lots of other stuff.

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