Is 90 years too soon to remake a beloved film classic like 1934’s The Thin Man? That might be one of the questions surrounding the recent news that Margot Robbie‘s Lucky Chap and Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment were in talks to buy the rights to the Thin Man series. There will be no discussions on who might star in these movies while SAG-AFTRA is still on strike, but the two companies would produce together, once they find a writer.
Based on the Dashiell Hammett novel, the popular film series starring William Powell as detective Nick Charles, who solves murders with his wife Nora (Myrna Loy) began in 1934 and led to five sequels, as well as a TV series that ran from 1957 to 1958.
Others have looked at remaking the series, including Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean director, Rob Marshall, for a remake at Warner Bros. that never happened.
Lucky Chap currently has the biggest blockbuster smash of the year in Robbie’s Barbie, while Plan produced the newest David Fincher movie, The Killer, which will debut on Netflix in November.
Both Lucky Chap and Plan B are repped by CAA with LuckyChap also repped by Entertainment 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
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