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Annette Bening In Talks for “Death on the Nile”

20th Century Fox is in negotiations with Annette Bening for their take on Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, according to Deadline. The four-time Oscar nominee is hoping to land the role of Euphemia in Kenneth Branagh’s second Agatha Christie adaptation, following his 2017 take on Murder on the Orient Express. If Bening does indeed […]

The ABC Murders: Poirot’s “Little Gray Cells” Are Put to The Test (TRAILER)

A new year brings viewers a new take on Agatha Christie‘s Hercule Poirot, with John Malkovich (Billions, Burn After Reading) set to stretch his “little gray cells” as the famed literary detective in The ABC Murders, arriving to Amazon Prime Video on February 1st. Now mystery fans are getting a new look at the three-part limited series adaptation with the […]

The ABC Murders: John Malkovich’s Poirot Hunts a Serial Killer in BBC One/Amazon Adapt (TRAILER)

With John Malkovich (Billions, Burn After Reading) set to stretch his “little gray cells” as Agatha Christie‘s literary detective Hercule Poirot in BBC One/Amazon’s The ABC Murders later this month, mystery fans are getting their first full look at the three-night lmited series adaptation with the release of the limited series’ official trailer: Adapted by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, EastEnders) and directed […]


Gal Gadot in Talks to Join Kenneth Branagh in ‘Orient Express’ Sequel Death on the Nile

Kenneth Branagh‘s master detective Hercule Poirot might be getting a pretty “wonder”-ful co-star in the form of Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), who is currently in neogotiations to book passage on Fox’s adaptation of Agatha Christie whodunit classic Death on the Nile. The film serves as a sequel/follow-up to surprise hit Murder on the Orient Express – which also starred […]


John Malkovich’s Hercule Poirot Investigates ‘The ABC Murders’ for BBC One

BBC One and screenwriter Sarah Phelps are betting that there’s enough room across the pop culture zeitgeist for two “Hercule Poirots” to co-exist, casting John Malkovich as the famed Belgian sleuth in the network’s three-part adaptation of of Agatha Christie‘s The ABC Murders. Directed by Alex Gabassi (The Frankenstein Chronicles) from the classic 1936 novel, the project […]

Ed Westwick’s Ordeal By Innocence Role Recast; Scenes to Be Reshot

With production on the second season of his BBC comedy series White Gold already suspended, the co-producers of BBC One‘s adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s mystery Ordeal By Innocence have announced that they are recasting the role that Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick had already finished portraying. In addition, Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited will […]

Sue Grafton, Mystery Writer and Author, Passes Away at 77

Sue Grafton, author and creator of the Alphabet Series of mystery novels, has passed away at age 77. She was dealing with cancer for the last two years, her daughter Jamie said in posting about her death on the author’s Facebook page. Hello Dear Readers. This is Sue’s daughter, Jamie. I am sorry to tell […]

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express: The Changes Made from the Novel

Having watched Murder on the Orient Express on Thanksgiving day, I decided it would be good to re-read the original Agatha Christie novel since I hadn’t read it since I was a teenager. And by “read” I mean go out to Audible.com and find a copy to listen to, because I don’t have time to […]

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Murder On The Orient Express Is Classic Filmmaking By Kenneth Branagh

When I was younger, my girlfriend and I had a tradition. After we’d eat the Thanksgiving meal with my family (always served at 2 p.m.), we’d head up to the theater and see a movie. Last night, after the plates were cleared, the leftovers put away and the pie served, we decided to head out […]

Stranger Things Writer/Producer Justin Doble Signs Exclusive Deal With Amazon

Amazon continues its “all-in” approach to genre programming, securing creative deals with many of the creative forces behind today’s hits with the hope of becoming the home of the next The Walking Dead or Stranger Things. Following up on a number of recent moves that included signing The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman to […]

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Amazon Picks Up Rights To Adapt 7 Agatha Christie Mysteries

As mystery authors go, Agatha Christie was not only prolific, but she was one of the few to create more than one memorable detective. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have been adapted many times over the years, and now Amazon has made a multi-show deal with Agatha Christie Productions for the U.S. rights to […]

The Hateful 8 And The Shadow of Agatha Christie – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful 8 is Reservoir Dogs reconfigured as a dystopian 70s Western and filtered through Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None. It openly references the authentic snowbound setting of the Spaghetti Western The Great Silence, even including its downbeat and pessimistic tone.  It has Italian Horror-style levels of gore […]


Twin Peaks Creator Scripting Contemporary Take On Miss Marple – PERVERSE UPDATE

One of Agatha Christie‘s most enduring creations, Miss Jane Marple is an elderly amateur detective, and one of the most sharp witted spinsters in a pop culture that has, for some reason or another, turned out quite a few. Previously, she has been played by Margaret Rutherford and Angela Lansbury in the movies, and quite […]

Neil LaBute And Julian Fellowes To Adapt Agatha Christie’s Crooked House

Agatha Christie considered Crooked House to be one of her two very best novels,* and it has also been very well received by critics, from publication in 1949 until today. The story, unsurprisingly an ensemble murder mystery, revolves around three generations of a family living in the crooked house of the title, and the amateur […]