Big news: Not only is Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None getting its first-ever TV treatment, the book is getting its third film adaptation, too.
As noted in this post, filming is in progress on the Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions version of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, the first television adaptation of the bestselling, 100-million-copies-and-counting mystery novel of all time.
Today 20th Century Fox announced the studio had acquired feature rights to the novel, with Oscar® nominee Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Headhunters) set to direct.
This will be the third film of the novel, following the 1945 movie starring Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston, and the 1965 version titled Ten Little Indians, which starred Hugh O’Brian and Shirley Eaton.
The story follows ten strangers who are invited to the isolated Soldier Island by a mysteriously absent host. Each goes for a different reason, but then one after the other is murdered while the group is trapped on the island. Those who remain begin to realize they are being punished for crimes they had heretofore gotten away with, and one amongst them is the killer.
Eric Heisserer (The Thing, A Nightmare on Elm Street) will adapt And Then There Were None. Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen will produce the film for 21 Laps Entertainment (Night at the Museum, What Happens in Vegas), along with Hilary Strong (Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Agatha Christie’s Poirot) and Agatha Christie Productions. Daria Cercek will oversee production for 20th Century Fox.
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