'DEATH COMES AS THE END'
CHRISTIE'S NEXT SERIES AT BBC
So, now that BBC's latest Agatha Christie adaptation ABC Murders did not exactly amaze the audience, which was mostly left appalled by John Malkovich's insufferable accent and poor acting and overall bad writing,
which of her stories will be made into mini series next year? DEATH COMES AS THE END is next, the only of her books that isn't set in the 20th century but in Ancient Egypt! The good news is that the three part series won't be written by Sarah Phelps (who pretty much ruined three previous ones, Ordeal by Innocence, Witness for the Prosecution and ABC). Gwyneth Hughes will write the new one (not that her Vanity Fair gig for ITV was any better).
|The book has no European characters!|
DEATH COMES AS THE ENDSet in 2000 BC Thebes, it follows Imhotep, wealthy landowner and priest, who has outraged his sons and daughters by bringing a beautiful concubine
|Death on the Nile will be turned into a film|
Don't forget that over in Hollywood, Kenneth Branagh, after bringing Murder on the Orient Express two years ago to the big screens with huge cinematic success, will direct DEATH ON THE NILE adaptation with Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer in which Branagh will again play Hercule Poirot investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on.