Johnny Depp has been so impressed with Rob Marshall's work on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides that he wants the director to helm a remake of The Thin Man for Warner Bros., according to Vulture.
Although there isn't a script or a writer attached at this moment, Johnny Depp has been "aggressively courting" Rob Marshall to direct this new take on the 1934 classic. Depp is eager to play the lead role of Nick Charles, and will develop the movie through his Infinitum Nihil production company along with Warner Bros.
The Thin Man, which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy, was based on the Dashiell Hammett novel of the same name. The story centers on Nick Charles, who, after marrying wealthy socialite Nora Charles, decides to quit being a detective to become an alcoholic "trophy husband." The original movie spawned five sequels and a Thin Man TV series, which ran from 1957 through 1959 on NBC.
The site also reports, though, that after Rob Marshall wraps Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, he'll start taking meetings at Universal about a big-screen adaptation of the play Wicked, which does have a script intact.