Agatha Christie needs no introduction as she’s one of the greatest mystery novelists of all time. At some point during your life, you’ve stumbled across an adaptation of her works either on TV or on the big screen; there’s plenty of both to choose from. That said, there haven’t been too many films based on Christie books in recent years, but one of the author’s most acclaimed and influential novels is headed there (again).
Deadline reports that “The Imitation Game” helmer Morten Tyldum will direct “And Then There Were None.” Eric Heisserer — whose credits include the remake of “The Thing,” the remake of “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” and “Final Destination 5” — will write the screenplay, and certainly he has nowhere to go but up in regards to his current CV. 20th Century Fox is developing the project, and for a primer on the plot, here’s the book synopsis:
Considered the best mystery novel ever written by many readers, And Then There Were None is the story of 10 strangers, each lured to Indian Island by a mysterious host. Once his guests have arrived, the host accuses each person of murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets–until they begin to die.
If the premise sounds familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen one of the countless iterations of “And Then There Were None,” or a movie that borrows the basic setup. But for now, we’ll leave you with Rene Clair‘s 1945 version, which you can watch in full below. As for Tyldum, his next project is the sci-fi film “Passengers,” which stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence and starts shooting soon.