Studiocanal and The Picture House are adapting Agatha Christie novel Endless Night into a feature film – with Preston Thompson as screenwriter. 

With Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation Death On The Nile finally set to be released next month, Studiocanal have decided that they, too, should adapt one of the legendary author’s mysteries. The production company will team up with The Picture House to bring Endless Night to the big screen, Deadline reports. Preston Thompson will be writing the screenplay.

Christie’s Endless Night was published in 1967, and follows a young couple who fall in love and move to an isolated home in the English countryside. However, the situation is not as idyllic as it sounds as strange events soon start to unfold that turn their new life into a nightmare. The novel has been adapted before, but the 1972 film directed by Sidney Gilliat was not overly successful and was only released in the UK, Denmark, and Finland.

Screenwriter Preston Thompson has previously worked on Kids In Love and Pixie. He is currently co-writing series Blood Sugar with Duke Merrimon for HBO Max. And if he didn’t have enough on his plate already, he’s also developing his own original featuretitled Come To Mama. 

Endless Night is one of Agatha Christie’s later works, and is quite different from the classic characters and murder mysteries she is most famous for. It’s an interesting choice of novel to adapt, and should make for an interesting film.

More news as we hear it.

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