Shattered Glass's writer Billy Ray is bringing the story of The Thin Man to the 21st century. The project is an adaptation of the classic Dashiell Hammett novel.

The original centered on former private detective-turned-professional drunkard Nick Charles (William Powell), his lovely socialite wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and their schnauzer Asta as they investigate a murder involving an eccentric inventor and his bizarre family. The film was given many sequels and a TV series.

The writer is penning the film for Johnny Depp and Warner Bros. Johnny Depp is also producing with Christi Dembrowski.