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Disney moves forward with Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' adaptation

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Jakarta  /  Thu, February 13, 2020  /  02:54 pm
Disney moves forward with Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' adaptation

Crime fiction books by British novelist Dame Agatha Christie are on sale at a festival in honor of the 125th anniversary of her birth in Torquay on Sept. 15, 2015. (AFP/Jack Taylor)

Disney and 20th Century Studios have announced that husband-and-wife writing duo Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel are set to adapt English mystery writer Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None onto the big screen.

The pair behind films such as Seberg and Frankie & Alice will put a new twist on the classic while keeping it in its pre-World War II period, as reported by Deadline. The novel, which was declared the world’s favorite Agatha Christie novel, has sold more than 100 million copies.

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The story follows 10 seemingly different individuals who are brought to an island mansion off the Devon coast. Each hiding their own dirty secrets, the members of the group are accused of hiding something and then begin to die.

Although And Then There Were None was first published in 1939, it’s proving to still be as popular as ever as the story was adapted twice before in the 1945 film and the BBC One miniseries in 2015, both by the same title.

This isn’t the first time 20th Century Studios has pursued an Agatha Christie project as it made nearly US$353 million in the global box-office with its adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. (mad/kes)

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