Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thin Man Starring Johnny Depp?

Jerry Stahl to Pen Thin Man, Starring Johnny Depp.

Hat tip: J.K.

16 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Not sure about remakes in general, but Depp will be a help.

Naomi Johnson said...

I'm mad about the original. And, frankly, not a Depp fan. Can't imagine how this is going to turn out. I'll wait for the reviews.

David Cranmer said...

Leah, Depp does make a film-even a bad one like The Tourist-better.

Naomi, For me, The Thin Man will always take place in the 1930s and 1940s with the funny as hell William Powell and the gorgeous Myrna Loy. No need for remakes.

Anonymous said...

Bad, bad idea which Hollywood is known for.
Diane

AC said...

Michael Bay presents:

CITIZEN KANE, in 3D!!!

It's only a matter of time...

Reb said...

He will probably do a good job, but I think they should leave it alone. I'm not usually a fan of remakes and I can't imagine who they will get that will do justice to Myrna Loy's role.

AC said...

Reb- How about Betty White?

David Cranmer said...

Ha. A remake starring Depp and Betty White I would have to see. We may have something there, AC.

Ron Scheer said...

Is this going to be Pirates of the Caribbean in a fedora? Depp could bring it off. It's the remake of ARTHUR that worries me. . .

Evan Lewis said...

Tonto, yes. Nick Charles, no.

G said...

DEAR LORD, WHY????????

not a fan of Johnny Depp and even less when he does remakes of good movies

Anonymous said...

I don't think that there's a woman alive, making American movies, who is as sexy as Myrna Loy was when she starred with Powell. All their movies are fun -- not just the Thin Man Movies. And anyone playing Nick Charles would have to act as un-Powellish as possible. He was just too iconic in the role.

That said I always thought Danny DeVito would've made the perfect Continental Op back around the mid 1980s

Dan Luft

David Cranmer said...

Ron, He's a good actor but why? Why not re-release the film for a new generation? I know, I know. Depp=$. Arthur? I didn't hear about that one.

Evan, Ain't that weird but Tonto is ok. I agree.

G, I like him as an actor but don't care for his political rants. Didn't he say he was going to leave America because we were too violent? Or some bs like that?

Dan, Myrna's first close-up in THE THIN MAN is silly gorgeous. I mean do they make women (in Hollywood) that beautiful today. I don't think so.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I keep meaning to read this. Must get on that.

Randy Johnson said...

I agree that Depp could probably pull it off. My only questions is Why? And the answer: dolar signs.

David Cranmer said...

Alyssa, The Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Series are sharp-looking if you are going for a paperback.

Randy, Yeah if something is perfect why touch it? Why not take an old so-so film that had potential and re-make it?