7 items from 2016
Press Release: Los Angeles, April 12, 2016 – Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired all North American rights to the thriller, The Mind’S Eye. Written and directed by Joe Begos, the film reunites him with his Almost Human film star Graham Skipper, along with cast members Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, The Woman), John Speredakos (The House of the Devil), and Noah Segan (Some Kind of Hate, Looper). Rlje plans to release The Mind’S Eye in theaters and On Demand later this year. Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.
The Mind’S Eye made its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and won the award for Best Director, Horror Feature at the 2015 Fantastic Fest.
“Joe has an amazing »
- Derek Anderson
Content Television has sold upcoming BBC drama The Secret Agent to Rlj Entertainment's Acorn in the U.S. The four-part period series is due to air on BBC One later this year and will stream in the U.S via Acorn TV, a major purveyor of British drama which last year scored its first-ever Emmy nomination with Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case. From Line Of Duty and Bletchley Circle producers, World Productions, The Secret Agent is the adaptation of Joseph… »
He has created some of television’s most memorable characters, with millions of fans around the world, but Rowan Atkinson initially turned down his latest role as pipe-smoking French detective Jules Maigret because of the challenge of playing an “ordinary man”.
Atkinson is returning to television this Easter in his first major primetime role for almost two decades but has revealed he said no at first to the ITV show – which some think could fill the vacancy left by the retirement of David Suchet’s Poirot.
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- Tara Conlan
I love murder mysteries. All the twists, turns, and tensions of a great whodunit always make for captivating storytelling. And when it comes to writers of gripping crime fiction, none is more well known than Agatha Christie. The best-selling novelist of all time, Christie penned stories that have had readers on the edge of their seats for the better part of a century. There is surely no better source material, therefore, to use as the basis for a mystery adventure game. It’s for these reasons that I was very excited to play Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders this week, an adventure and investigation game developed by Artefact Studio and based on Christie’s novel of the same name.
The game turns out to be a very faithful adaptation of the original story. Belgian detective and crime-solving genius Hercule Poirot, who is perhaps only second to Sherlock Holmes in the ranking of fictional detectives, »
- Joseph Banham
As the release date for the investigation game Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders draws ever closer, some fresh screenshots have been revealed for your detective consideration. The developers of the game claim that the new screens feature important players for the investigations in the game, so you may want to take a close look at them.
Stumped yet? Well, so are we, but fear not; it’s not as if key clues were just going to be willingly given up in before release, is it? While the shots may apparently contain some important folk, you’ll probably have to check the game out if you want to find out why they are so important.
So whether you want to scan them meticulously and memorise every potentially crucial morsel of information or you’re just keen to see what Poirot’s adventure is going to look like, you can check out »
- Gareth Cartwright
The plot thickens in Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders with the launch of a brand new trailer. This first full-length preview for the point-and-click mystery adventure game shows events turning a little bit darker, and bloodier, than what we have seen in previously released footage.
Based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, The ABC Murders follows Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as he attempts to solve the titular case. It appears that developer Artefacts Studio and publisher Microïds have created a solid mix of puzzle-solving and storytelling, capturing the spirit of Christie’s classic mystery novels and successfully emulating the mind of its quick-witted protagonist.
Having previewed the game earlier in the month, I must say that this trailer, with its flash cuts and blood-splattered titles, makes the game’s tone seem a lot more serious than I found it to be while playing the first hour. You »
- Joseph Banham
Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders, developed by Artefact Studio, is a game that piqued my interest as soon as I heard it was in development. As a fan of both classic detective stories and puzzle-based adventure games, this point-and-click mystery based on one of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels appears to be a match made in heaven. I was delighted, therefore, to be able to get my hands on the demo of The ABC Murders this past week.
The game stars Hercule Poirot, one of the crime author’s most famous creations, who is known for his sharp wit and intelligence. The demo drops you off at the beginning of the mystery where the sweet, old tobacco shop owner, Mrs. Ascher, has been murdered on her own shop floor. Naturally, things aren’t as clear-cut as they initially appear, and the presence of an ABC railway guide at the »
- Joseph Banham
7 items from 2016
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