It has been announced that the final new five films, based on the remaining novels and short stories, featuring Agatha Christie’s character of ‘Poirot‘, are to be adapted for television and will begin production in 2012.
The five films will be ‘The Labours of Hercules’, ‘Dead Man’s Folly’, ‘The Big Four’ and ‘Elephants Can Remember’, with the final film being ‘Curtain‘, which is the detective’s last tale and sees him return to the scene of his first case in a bid to prevent another murder.
The great news is, that David Suchet, who has played the character of the dapper Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, for the last 22 years, starring in some 65 films, has already been commissioned to star in the sleuth’s final five adventures, thus bringing to a fitting completion this canon of works.
DAVID SUCHET comments
“I’m more than delighted to be reprising my role as Poirot. It’s been my life’s ambition to bring this amazing canon of works to completion.
“Poirot is a brilliant, yet profoundly complicated character and I’ve always loved playing him.
“He’s considerate, with a love of elegance and precision, but he is also so maddeningly frustrating to play as he’s so vain and pedantic! For all his faults he is one of the greatest listeners in literature. I’ve been so fortunate to play him.”
The final episodes will continue to be made under the executive direction of Michele Buck, who was Controller of Drama at ITV Productions for six years, before jointly setting up new company, ‘Mammoth Screen’, with Damien Timmer, which makes drama for British and International broadcasters.
MICHELE BUCK comments
“We can promise the final five Poirot films will be a fitting tribute to a much-loved literary character.
When the ending comes it’ll be very dramatic and incredibly emotional.
We’ve been on a remarkable journey with Poirot.”
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