Gosford Park Writer Adaptating Agatha Christie Novel Crooked Window
Itís weird to say this out loud, but one of my first actual memories is being about six and scared shitless while watching the 1945 Rene Clair version of And Then There Were None. I was under the mistaken impression that Barry Fitzgerald was actually Tom Bosley, who I couldnít get enough of on reruns of Murder, She Wrote and Happy Days. Most kids from my generation went through Power Rangers phases or GI Joe obsessions. I couldnít get enough of Agatha Christie. By the time I was twelve, Iíd read nearly all of her books, rented all of the Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple television adaptations and owned a double VHS copy of the incredibly awesome Murder On The Orient Express. Needless to say, Iím pretty stoked weíre about to get another film adaptation of the authorís work.
According to The Independent, Julian Fellowes, perhaps best known for his Gosford Park script, is adapting the novel Crooked House. The story, in Christieís opinion the second best she ever wrote, follows a fiancť whoís told the marriage canít go forward until the murderer of his future wifeís grandfather is apprehended. The tale is absent the authorís usual sleuths, Poirot and Marple, but the stuffy English mansion is right in her wheelhouse.
Death At A Funeral director Neil LaBute will helm the project set to begin filming in the UK later this year. To say Iím extremely optimistic would be an understatement. Hereís to hoping the adaptation performs better than expected, paving the way for plenty more of the same.
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