Disney/Fox is pressing ahead with another Agatha Christie adaptation for the big screen.

As the story goes, Disney has mandated that 20th Century Fox – now 20th Century Studios – should reduce its output of theatrical films to just four a year. The onus being on safer bets, too.

Fox had scored a solid hit with Kenneth Branagh’s movie, Murder On The Orient Express, and Branagh is putting the finishing touches to Death On The Nile at the moment. Both based on Agatha Christie texts.

Now, 20th Century Studios is pursuing another Christie project, with the news that And Then There Were None is being adapted for the big screen. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel are writing the screenplay, and this one won’t involve Branagh. You may recall too, incidentally, that the BBC did a corking adaptation of this a few years ago. It’s the story where ten people find themselves invited to an otherwise-deserted island, and shenanigans ensue.

No word yet on who will be directing or starring in the film, although Branagh isn’t involved this time. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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