Possible delay for THE THIN MAN remake?

Rob Marshall’s remake of the 1934 classic The Thin Man, with Johnny Depp in the iconic role of urbane sleuth Nick Charles, was set as the director’s next film; now Deadline.com reports that the projected November starting date is unlikely for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Warner Bros. has not yet given the project a green light, and the recently submitted budget, rumored to be around $100 million, will probably need some trimming to satisfy the WB management. “The studio hasn’t been shy about pulling back on films like Arthur & Lancelot and Akira over budget and redeveloping them for cost,” reports Deadline’s Mike Fleming. “I’m told there isn’t a big rush here because Depp wants to take some time between films.” This probably means that the actresses auditioning for Nora will have to wait a while for a decision, too.

Rob Marshall won’t be idle in the meantime; he has been developing the Sondheim musical Into the Woods for Disney and will likely film that next.

The Zone thanks FANtasticJD for sharing the news; you can read more about The Thin Man on the Zone’s News & Views forum. The Deadline.com story is available HERE.

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