Thursday, May 19, 2016

Agatha Christie: An Action-Adventure Film - Script by Tom Shepherd

One of the world’s most famous crime novelists may, once again, be headed to the big screen. AGATHA CHRISTIE, from a script by , is in the works at with set to produce.

The action-adventure pic, which is being pitched as Sherlock Holmes meets The Thomas Crown Affair, finds a young, adventurous Agatha Christie joining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on a mission to track down the whereabouts of a missing oil tycoon.

According to The Tracking Board:

Shepherd’s script is reminiscent of another Agatha Christie-inspired project, Agatha from writer . Schroeder’s spec similarly sees the crime novelist set in an action-adventure story, but surmises what happened during a period of 11 days during which she went missing. That project was set up at Paramount with Mary Parent set to produce through her Disruption Entertainment, but in the wake of Parent’s move to Legendary, the project’s fate – like many Disruption projects – remains unclear. Furthermore, Will Gluck, who was previously attached to direct Agatha, appears to have fallen off. That gives Columbia an opportunity to develop their competing Christie project, which is seeking a Margot Robbie-type for the titular heroine.

HT: BV Lawson - In Reference to Murder

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