Agatha Christie remains one of the best selling authors in the world, more than forty years after her death, and her thrilling mysteries have been adapted many times for screen and stage. In 1974 Murder on the Orient Express was adapted for movie, and this year it’s being remade by 20th Century Fox with release planned later this year.
The new screenplay is written by Michael Green and is based on the 1934 novel of the same name. Kenneth Branagh will be directed and it’s thought filming is well underway for the Hercule Poirot mystery.
The Orient Express was certainly known for being for VIPs so you shouldn’t be at all surprised to know this is an all star cast. On board the 2017 journey are Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Defoe, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, and many others. Branagh himself plays Hercule Poirot.
While the first trailer isn’t yet released, you can see some of the stars and stills from the set on the video below.
Murder on the Orient Express releases in cinemas on 10th November 2017 and we’re expecting the first trailer very soon.
If by any chance you haven’t seen the 1974 version, or read the book then you might want to swat up on the storyline before release, then you can properly judge whether this new adaptation does the Christie tale justice!
In various articles Danler has said that although she has some in common with the novel’s protagonist Tess, she is not based on the author: “[she] quickly became a character, and is in many ways much better and much worse at life than I was at that age”.
The adaptation of the novel will star Ella Purnell as Tess, alongside Tom Sturridge as Jake, Caitlin FitzGerald as Simone, Evan Jonigkeit as Will, Eden Epstein as Ari, Jasmine Mathews as Heather, Daniyar as Sasha, and Paul Sparks as Howard.
You can watch Sweetbitter on Starz from May 6th 2018.
Cumberbatch will play Patrick Melrose, the titular character of the new series, adapted from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Edward St Aubyn’s novels.
Melrose, the main character, struggles with the damage caused by a horribly abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned his behaviour. Each episode, written by BAFTA nominee David Nicholls, is devoted to one of the five novels.
The series will also star Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving as the parents of Patrick Melrose.
The SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic series will be directed by Edward Berger.
Catch new episodes of Patrick Melrose Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT only on SHOWTIME.
BY DOING IT IN SPACE!
The awesome nature of the universe and space travel, combined with one of the most every day events like reading a bedtime story, has produced something truly wonderful. From Kathleen (Kate) Rubins to the UK’s very own space hero Tim Peake, astronauts have been picking up children’s books and sharing them with us on Earth.
Patricia Tribe, the former director of education at Space Center Houston, came up with the concept along with Alvin Drew, the first NASA astronaut to read a story in space. The pair were hoping to encourage reading with children while simultaneously promoting STEM education: science, tech, engineering, and mathematics, and where is the best place to that? IN SPACE!
Check out the videos below!
Wuthering Heights is based on the classic novel of the same, although Bush was actually inspired to write the song after watching a 1967 BBC mini-series adaptation of Emily Brontë. She was instantly hooked and straight away read the book, discovering that she shared her birthday (30th of July) with that particular Brontë. Serendipity!
This year, Kate Bush, along with other artists, has been commissioned to create another tribute to the Wuthering Heights author by providing words for a permanent art installation on the ‘wiley, windy moors‘ that inspired the famous tale.
After teaser trailers, official trailers telling us the release date, and now this final look at what is to come- the newest season is out today, 25th of April 2018.
Check out the video from George Takei below for an insight into what the author behind the original book has to say about the series.