Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig are making a murder mystery inspired by Agatha Christie

Now that Rian Johnson’s disrupted the Force of Star Wars fans with his excellent The Last Jedi, the filmmaker is now preparing to piss off yet another fanbase: Agatha Christie loyalists. Deadline reports that Johnson has recruited Daniel Craig for a contemporary murder mystery entitled Knives Out. The original script…

Amazon’s Ordeal By Innocence is a gloriously trashy take on an Agatha Christie classic

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For all her gifts as a master of the modern detective novel, Agatha Christie was never terribly comfortable with the insides of the human head. In Christie Land—that glorious old world realm of murder, righteous neighborhood busybodies, and fastidious little Belgians—the motives for killing are rarely complicated. If…

John Malkovich to play Agatha Christie's brilliant little Belgian, Poirot

Joining a long line of elaborately mustachioed actors, including Orson Welles, Albert Finney, and, most recently, Kenneth Branagh (in last year’s lavish Murder On The Orient Express), John Malkovich has signed on to play Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in an upcoming BBC mystery. Specifically, Malkovich will play the…

A perfect mystery jumps the rails in the star-studded Murder On The Orient Express

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Shot on 65mm, the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic Murder On The Orient Express is diverting and glitzy; one should expect no less from a locked-room mystery set on board a luxury train in the mid-1930s. But suspense remains a foreign concept for actor-director Kenneth Branagh. His erratic direction—more…

And Then There Were None to intrigue a new generation of moviegoers

Considering Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the best-selling mystery novel of all time, it’s a little surprising there hasn’t been an English-language movie adaptation since 1989. That’s about to change, thanks to The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum, who was apparently successful in pitching a take that…

Unlock the mystery of Agatha Christie’s enduring appeal

Agatha Christie, the so-called “Queen Of Crime,” remains a titan in the mystery genre. She has an expansive oeuvre—66 detective novels, 153 short stories, and 17 plays over a 53-year career—and a cavalcade of distinctions. Her works have been translated into dozens of languages, her stage mystery The Mousetrap is the…