Agatha Christie’s Mystery Masterpiece ‘And Then There Were None’ Getting Big-Screen Adaptation


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. His screenwriting credits are focused on horror film remakes thus far (The Thing remake from 2011, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake from 2010, and Final Destination 5 from 2011). Tyldum is currently in pre-production on Passengers, a sci-fi tale starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.