We just received the below brief note from Warner Bros. that Johnny Depp is re-teaming with Pirates director Rob Marshall for an updated version of The Thin Man, based on the Dashiell Hammett novel. We applaud this casting — and we’re looking forward to a new potential franchise for Depp. The Pursuitist team is a big admirer of the original series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, a comedy-mystery series featuring Nick and Nora Charles: a former detective and his rich, playful wife. Now that we have the perfect new Nick, hmmm, who will be the sassy Nora?

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.