Saturday, September 26, 2015

And Then There Was One More

Agatha Christie’s most famous standalone mystery, And Then There Were None, has already been adapted for film, television, and radio a number of times. Yet it appears that this tale about guests at an isolated island retreat being serially murdered is destined to receive another big-screen adaptation. From Flavorwire:
Agatha Christie’s 1939 novel And Then There Were None, the world’s best-selling mystery novel and heralded as the English author’s masterpiece, is being adapted for film. Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum is attached to direct the movie, which will center on the narrative about ten strangers who are invited to an island, charged with a bloody crime from their past by a mysterious host, and killed off one by one. This isn’t the only Christie adaptation from studio Fox. Murder on the Orient Express is also getting the remake treatment, with Kenneth Branagh attached to direct. We’ll probably see a small-screen adaptation of And Then There Were None from Lifetime first as one is currently underway (natch). Deadline reports that Tyldum is a fan of the novel, which will hopefully be somewhat reassuring for Christie enthusiasts. Eric Heisserer is attached to write the script.
If you don’t want to wait for Fox’s version, click here to watch director René Clair’s slightly altered 1945 adaptation of Christie’s haunting yarn, starring Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston.

1 comment:

michael said...

It has been decades since I have read any of Christie's work. One of the reasons is I am not fond of the soft-boiled style (I am not fond of that term either, but what can one do?). Another reason is I have seen so many filmed versions of her work I know the endings (talk about spoilers). But your comment that (one of my favorite directors) Clair's version was slightly different from the book makes me curious.