Renowned Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, popularly acknowledged for his cult basic Shakespearean trilogy – Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider – has partnered with Agatha Christie Limited to develop a sequence of big-screen variations for Indian audiences. Christie’s iconic characters embody Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy & Tuppence however with this newest movie franchise, Bhardwaj will create a wholly new pair of lead investigators taking inspiration from one in all her well-known tales.
The first movie will introduce a younger heroine who’s thrown into fixing a homicide, and groups up with an unlikely companion to unravel the case. Future movies will comply with the duo as they proceed to analyze a number of homicide mysteries. The script is at the moment in growth, however which of the Queen of Crime’s books writer-director Bhardwaj is adapting first is being saved strictly beneath wraps.
Agatha Christie, the world’s most well-known thriller author, has a large fan following throughout the Indian subcontinent. Her books have offered over two billion copies throughout the globe in English and translations. Speaking about their first collaboration in India, James Prichard, the great-grandson of the enduring author and Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, mentioned, “I’m really excited on the prospect of creating a brand new Agatha Christie movie franchise in India, and am delighted to be partnering with Vishal, who’s a multitalented and visionary filmmaker with a terrific monitor report for adapting works to create memorable items of cinema. He has additionally demonstrated an actual ardour and understanding of my great-grandmother’s characters and tales and I very a lot stay up for seeing the place this undertaking takes us.”
While the solid of the movie continues to be being locked, the seven-time National award winner Vishal Bhardwaj mentioned “Agatha Christie had an incredible talent of defining emotional chaos, dysfunctional relationships and the turmoil in her characters whereas participating us in a riveting thriller. It is an honour to create an Indian franchise of a pair of younger investigators seeking to take over the world with their intelligence and allure. ACL has been such superb companions and we’re all excited to be on this journey.”
Basi Akpabio and Leo Dezoysa will function govt producers for Agatha Christie Limited on the brand new movies.
The first movie within the franchise is scheduled to shoot from early 2021.
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