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!
A group of 12 men emboldened by extreme right-wing rhetoric, one wearing a Donald Trump mask, entered Bookmarks bookshop as staff were closing up, intimidated staff, destroyed displays and magazines while shouting far-right slogans.
In a show of support and solidarity, crowds gathered outside the bookshop on Saturday to hear poets and writers speak out against racist, violent, and extreme rhetoric from the far-right.
Hughes’ terse yet powerful use of language, coloured by his West Riding dialect, created a hard energy to his work- emphatic but evocative, and never self-indulgent.
Watch below for a wonderful reading of The Crow by the poet himself.
While a fantastic story, Roots was not without controversy and its release was marred by accusations of plagiarism (proven to be partly true), and doubts cast on the authenticity of the family ties. Today the book is accepted to be a work of fiction, and controversy aside is still a worthy read with an important message.
Baldwin’s courage, intelligence, and humility steered him past less successful paths and towards a meaningful life as a writer and social commenter. His essays, in collections such as Notes of a Native Son, explored race, sex, and class distinctions in the West. His writings reflected and discussed these issues he faced as a Black man but also ones he faced as a homosexual man.
His life was so full of travel, fascinating people, heartbreaking realisations, and all the while writing about his thoughts and experiences, that it is best to hear it from the man himself. It cannot be contained in a blog alone.
Watch a BBC interview with the great man next, and below find further links to purchase his essays, books, and plays.
Bennett is a voracious reader, a habit he picked up partly from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who had challenged himself to read a new book every other week for a whole year.
“I started reading a lot of books because Zuckerberg was doing it,” he commented.
Many NFL players spend their hard earned cash on cars and property but Bennett has spent thousands on building up his own library.
“I have about 3,500 books, maybe more… I have a library, and it’s like I want to beat Belle on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and have a better library than she had.” Bennet told news sources.
We can relate, Martellus!
In 1996, Martin wrote a short introduction for The Faces of Fantasy: Photographs by Pati Perret, in which he eloquently captures why the fantasy genre is one that has endured since humans first began telling stories. From Beowulf to The Hobbit to Harry Potter, fantasy has remained one of fiction’s most popular genres and, in just a few lines, Martin perfectly explains why we humans have always, and will always, continue to dream of far away places where the impossible is possible. Read More