Sunday, December 30, 2018

BBC TO ADAPT AGATHA CHRISTIE'S ANCIENT EGYPT SET MYSTERY DEATH COMES AS THE END INTO EPIC MINI TV SERIES NEXT!

    '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,
The book has no European characters!
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).

DEATH COMES AS THE END
Set 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
into their fold. And the manipulative Nofret has already set about a plan to usurp her rivals' rightful legacies. When her lifeless body is discovered at the foot of a cliff, Imhotep's own flesh and blood become the apparent conspirators in her shocking murder. But vengeance and greed may not be the only motives...

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.

8 comments:

  1. Agatha Christie mysteries never lose their punch or their charm!

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    1. I wasn't overly amazed by the BBC adaptations, all were bad except And Then There Were None. Ordeal by Innocence was OK, but Witness for the Prosecution was criminally bad and atrociously miscast. The same goes for ABC, almost offensive miscast in the lead role.

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  2. Both book covers are beautiful and relevant! The title 'Death comes as the End' reminds me of the saying 'It's Death who laughs last', or something like that.

    An Agatha Christie mystery is always welcome. This one set in Egypt, is a triple combination of mystery, history, and psychology (of family interrelations). It will sure delight its viewers.


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    1. it will be really interesting to see something Ancient Egyptian on BBC, as I don't think they've done anything with that setting in a very long time... if ever... I wonder if they will put white actors in the story like they love to put black actors in Ancient Greek or mediaeval series of theirs :)

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  3. The Egyptian angle is interesting!

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    1. 'tis the only thing that can save BBC! Unless they hire Will Smith as Imhotep!

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  4. We do love to see new Agatha Chrisitie works. I do think the Egyptian setting will intrigue audiences.

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    1. Egyptian actors will rejoice as I suspect there will be work for them.

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