Depp To Remake “Thin Man”? Why?

Yep, it’s happening. But if the recent, failed remake of “Arthur” is any indication, trying to update classic movies dependent on sophisticated, martini-fueled wit is a big mistake. (Sophistication for a mass market died a long time ago — alas!) Plus, the last adaptation of “The Thin Man,” the Broadway musical “Nick and Nora,” was a disaster. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Johnny would ditch this terrible “Thin Man” idea and realize his long-aborning dream of playing Carol Channing onscreen?

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