So many wonderful films coming up. But strangely enough I am most excited about the first one listed, Murder on the Orient Express starring David Suchet! He is such a wonderful actor, he is Poirot! And you know if Eileen Atkins is signed on it's going to be a wonderful adaptation! This is my favorite Agatha Christie and I'm so glad they are finally filming it starring David Suchet! Yay! :)
I think Suchet kind of scares me since he always plays gruff characters when I've seen him. As for Dame Eileen Atkins, I can only hope that her character consumes some oranges on the train :) I love her in all that I've seen!!
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I love "Poirot", but the latest episodes haven't up to snuff. Maybe Eileen Atkins will be able to pick the show up for "The Murder on the Orient Express"...Is it just me or are eighty percent of these new adaptations ("The Three Musketeers", "Sherlock Holmes", and so forth) stressing the "modern" aspect? Thank God there'll be a fourth series of "Lark Rise" -- it's a brilliant remedy for modernity. :D
Ahhh Renee, you mention Lark Rise and that is one that I need to catch up on! I've heard nothing but rave reviews about it and I've only seen the first 2 episodes of season 1. I'm so behind...It does seem that the trend is to turn all these traditional classics into action movies! I'm not sure why they feel the need to tinker.As for Eileen Atkins, I do hope she features prominently in the Orient Express! Gotta love a Dame!
I am ASTOUNDED by the large number of amazing period projects coming up! I want to see nearly all of them! XD I had heard about most of them, but some I hadn't. And, why "Oh dear" about Natalie Portman being Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-- she's a talented and intelligent actress. Some of the other casting doesn't excite me, though. I am NOT a fan of Gemma Arterton. Or Keira Knightley very much for that matter. They are all lucky, though: as an aspiring actress, I would LOVE to be a part of any of these.
RandHrShipper1, I'm disappointed as well in Natalie taking on the Zombie film. I really don't want to hear the z-word anymore! I do enjoy Gemma and would like to see her in more period dramas but Keira's been in plenty of them! Good luck with your acting!
I'm excited to hear about 'Garrow's Law' - had feared there might not be a second series as the BBC is cutting back so much on period dramas, so this is great news, thanks for posting. Don't know if you have heard that the BBC also announced some other period drama projects at Cannes including a biopic of Dickens and Ellen Ternan, 'The Invisible Woman' and a film being written by Stephen Fry, 'Hallelujah', about the first performance of Handel's Messiah.
Judy, I hadn't heard about the Dickens biopic - thanks for mentioning it! It only makes sense that they would want to profile such a famed author although I wish it didn't have to highlight marital infidelity. Scandal sells I suppose.I did hear of Hallelujah which is already in the list but glad to hear it's further along in the production process!
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