Newswire: And Then There Were None to intrigue a new generation of moviegoers

Considering Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the best-selling mystery novel of all time, it’s a little surprising there hasn’t been an English-language movie adaptation since 1989. That’s about to change, thanks to The Imitation Game‘s Morten Tyldum, who was apparently successful in pitching a take that excited the Christie estate enough to hand over film rights to 20th Century Fox.

According to Deadline, Tyldum is a big fan of the 1939 novel, although it’s unclear if his pitch involved changing the book’s content or presenting a faithful adaptation of the story of 10 strangers invited to an isolated island where they are slowly bumped off one by one. It certainly wouldn’t be the first film adaptation to make some adjustments to its source material (not least of all being the novel’s racist original title). Previous versions have set …

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