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'And Then There Were None' movie with Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, June Duprez, Louis Hayward and Roland Young. 'And Then There Were None' movie remake to be directed by Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum One of the best-known Agatha Christie novels, And Then There Were None will be getting another big-screen transfer. 20th Century Fox has acquired the movie rights to the literary suspense thriller first published in the U.K. (as Ten Little Niggers) in 1939. Morten Tyldum, this year's Best Director Academy Award nominee for The Imitation Game, is reportedly set to direct. The source for this story is Deadline.com, which adds that Tyldum himself “helped hone the pitch” for the acquisition while Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010, The Thing 2011) will handle the screenplay adaptation. And Then There Were None is supposed to have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, thus holding the »
- Andre Soares
Still the best-selling novelist of all time with over two billion books sold (beaten only by the Bible and Shakespeare), Dame Agatha Christie's singularly most famous mystery is set to get another film adaptation.
Eric Heisserer ("The Thing," "Final Destination 5") has been hired to pen the script for the new version which Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Hilary Strong will produce. The new one which reportedly boasts a "take that got the Christie estate excited."
The story follows ten strangers who are invited to an isolated island for a dinner party at the behest of a mysterious host. It's soon revealed they have been cut off from the mainland, and one of the »
- Garth Franklin
The BBC has released a three-minute sizzle reel for the numerous drama and comedy series, mini-series, documentaries and reality series they're set to premiere over the next few months.
The reel includes a bunch of first look footage including first glimpses at returnees like the "Sherlock" Victorian-era Christmas special and the new "Luther" two-part mini-series along with the returns of comedian Tracey Ullman, the already back "Doctor Who" and comedy series "The Kennedys".
On the new series front there's the Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie-led adaptation of John Le Carre's "The Night Manager," the lavish fantasy series "Dickensian," the Stellan Skarsgard and Nicola Walker-led crime drama "River," the young cops action drama "Cuffs," the gritty mystery "From Darkness," and an adaptation of John Lanchester's novel "Capital".
- Garth Franklin
Two brand new clips from the DVD release of An Inspector Calls are available to watch exclusively on Digital Spy.
David Thewlis reveals what intrigued him about solving a mysterious suicide as Inspector Goole in the first selection, while cast member Sophie Rundle also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the BBC film.
Set in 1912, An Inspector Calls follow Goole's investigation into a wealthy family at the centre of a suspicious suicide.
An Inspector Calls is out on DVD from September 21. »
This whimsical imagining of William Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’ certainly pays one or two playful homages to that other less-than-accurate biopic, but its real heritage can be traced to Monty Python and Blackadder. In the fashion of the former, the sextet of main actors, already known for their ensemble work on Cbbc’s Horrible Histories and Sky’s Yonderland, share the majority of the roles between them. Each has a main role, and Mathew Baynton proves a lovably optimistic Shakespeare at the heart of it all. Yet it is the minor characters – ‘the body collector’ and ‘sausage guy’ being particular favourites – who bring this world to life.
Fans of the team »
Director: Aisling Walsh
Written By: Jb Priestley, Helen Edmundson
Synopsis: A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.
Although always aware of Jb Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, I’d never seen it either as a play or on screen but this BBC adaptation of the masterpiece mesmerised me from start to finish and sent shivers of realisation down the back of my neck as all the pieces of the puzzle fitted slowly into one another.
Created by Drama Republic, the smart production company behind the enthralling The Honourable Woman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, this revision features David Thewlis as Inspector Goole alongside Ken Stott and Miranda Richardson »
- Dan Bullock
At Monday's cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by the Performers Peer Group of the TV academy, we chatted with Best Narrator contender Anthony Mendez ("Jane the Virgin") on the red carpet about his Emmy nomination and his being "heartbroken" over Gina Rodriguez's snub. Watch our fun interview below. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Mendez tells Gold Derby's Chris Beachum how he came to learn of his nomination, saying, "We were watching the live stream announcement. We were heartbroken that 'Jane' and Gina didn't get nominated. We knew our category wasn't going to be broadcast, so after they finished that, we kept refreshing the page for the full list." His rival nominees for Best Narrator are Neil deGrasse Tyson ("Hubble's Cosmic Journey"), Miranda Richardson ("Operation Orangutan"), Peter Coyote »
Still one of the best comedy series ever created thanks to its strong writing and performances, it appears the BBC's dark comedy classic "Blackadder" could be making a comeback.
"I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now. The only problem is Hugh's fee. He's a huge star now - or so he'd like to think."
The very anthology-esque style of "Blackadder," which followed the same actors playing characters of the same name but in very different time periods and settings each season, allows for it to return years later despite it being over 25 years since the fourth and final series.
Even so, »
- Garth Franklin
One of two dramatic pilots to land on Amazon Prime recently, Casanova stars Diego Luna as the eponymous Venetian, recently escaped from imprisonment in the Doge’s palace and on the run to Paris, determined to right his ways and prove himself to be more than his debaucheries. All, however, does not go to plan. He immediately falls into the political game of the French court, finding himself caught between the ongoing machinations of Madame Pompadour (Bojana Novokovic) and his old friend, de Bernis (Ben Daniels).
When you think of Giacomo Casanova, sex is probably the first thing that comes to mind. His infamous debaucheries and reputation for seduction have formed the basis for various adaptations, including the rambunctious BBC version with David Tennant in the title role. »
Everything old is new again. No, really. Everything old is new again today. Winona Ryder says a "Beetlejuice" sequel is actually happening, the latest trailer for the "Jem and the Holograms" remake was released today (truly, truly outrageous) and "AbFab" is headed for the big screen. Yes, Edina and Patsy, your favorite British Bff's and gay icons, are once again ready to crash every fashion show, charity event and posh soiree in the greater London metropolitan area and beyond. According to Deadline and confirmed by HitFix, Fox Searchlight is in negotiations to co-finance and distribute the long awaited "Absolutely Fabulous" movie. The movie will be based on the BBC TV Series which began way back in 1992 and ran for three initial seasons. It proved so popular that there have been numerous specials, two more seasons (2001, 2005) and a 20th Anniversary special that tied into London's 2012 Olympic Games. Now, series creator Jennifer Saunders »
- Gregory Ellwood
A new trailer has arrived online for Amazon Prime’s 18th Century drama series Casanova which stars Diego Luna, Miranda Richardson, Bojana Novakovic, Ben Daniels, Amelia Clarkson and Francis Magee. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Casanova chronicles a little-known period in the life of one of 18th century’s most famous playboys. Exiled from his beloved Venice, renowned playboy Giacomo Casanova (Luna) flees to Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment in hopes of putting his reputation behind him. But old habits die hard, and temptation is everywhere as Casanova finds a wealth of new opportunity…and trouble.
The pilot of Casanova is available to watch now on Amazon Prime.
- Gary Collinson
Amazon Studios wants you to decide the fate of its new shows, per its usual crowdsourcing development process. Will these get a full series order? That's up to audiences. This weekend, you can stream Jean-Pierre Jeunet's pilot "Casanova," starring Diego Luna as the 18th-century playboy as he flees to Paris. Exiled from Venice at the dawn of the Enlightenment, he hopes to put his past behind him. Co-stars are Bojana Novakovic, Miranda Richardson and Ben Daniels. Stuart Zicherman of "The Americans" penned the script. Executive producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore's "Sneaky Pete," a drama pilot rejected by CBS, stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man fresh out of prison who assumes the identity of his cellmate and moves in with his family. Co-stars are Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae, and it's directed by Seth Gordon, who helmed "Horrible Bosses." "House" writer David Shore penned the. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
While Netflix is the streaming service that grabs all the headlines and is making the traditional TV networks and movie studios sweat, Amazon has quietly been building up its own catalogue of original shows to provide some serious competition.
Amazon Studios was launched back in 2010, with the aim of producing a host of content new and exclusive to its Amazon Instant Video service, but it wasn’t until 2013 that the first pilots appeared. Their model was different in that they released all of these online, and what went to series was largely based on the reception they got from audiences. Thus quite high-profile shows like the Zombieland TV series and Onion News Empire didn’t make the grade, while the John Goodman starring Alpha House was their first hit.
Since then it has gotten a lot more confident, and last year released the sitcom Transparent. It featured »
- James Hunt
Today's Emmy nominations had a few snubs and a few high points too. To round out your Emmys analysis diet, here are some lesser-heralded nominations and trivia items that may have escaped your notice.Jane the Virgin nabbed one very important nomination. For its narrator, Anthony Mendez. Mendez is up against Neil deGrasse Tyson, who's nominated for Hubble's Cosmic Journey; Miranda Richardson, who's nominated for Operation Orangutan; Peter Coyote, for The Roosevelts; and Henry Strozier, who's nominated for Too Cute! Which Too Cute! episode, you wonder? "Tubby Puppies." Tubby! Puppies! Billy On the Street is going up against Katy Perry. And if there's any justice in this world, he'll win. They're competing in the Outstanding Short-Form Live-Action Entertainment category, up against Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt, an episode of Childrens Hospital, and Key & Peele Presents Van and Mike: The Ascension. But come on! Those are not »
- Margaret Lyons
To coincide with Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary, BBC One and Lifetime are teaming up for an all-star mini-series based on arguably the Grand Dame of mystery's most famous work - "And Then There Were None".
Set on the eve of World War Two, the story follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, their host is mysteriously absent.
A recording starts with each accused of a terrible crime. As each member of the party starts to mysteriously die one-by-one every few hours, the survivors realise one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other.
This time out the ensemble will be: Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones"), Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park"), Toby Stephens ("Black Sails"), Aidan Turner ("The Hobbit"), Miranda Richardson ("Harry Potter"), Anna Maxwell Martin ("The Bletchley Circle »
- Garth Franklin
Aidan Turner is to star in the TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel 'And Then There Were None'. The 'Poldark' heartthrob has been cast as ex-mercenary Philip Lombard in BBC One's upcoming adaptation of the best-selling crime novel. The 32-year-old actor's character is one of 10 strangers invited by a mystery host to Soldier's Island off the coast of Devon where each of them is accused of a terrible crime before they're slowly picked off one by one. Turner joins a star-studded cast which includes 'The Riot Club' actor Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, Anna Maxwell Martin and 'Jurassic Park's Sam Neill. The »
Producers say this is the first time the book has been adapted into a British TV series. The drama is expected to be a centrepiece of the broadcaster’s Christmas schedule this year.
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- Paul Revoir
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