Review The ABC Murders (2018)

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    Your thoughts on this mini-series....

    Set in the 1930s, the story sees Poirot face a serial killer known only as A.B.C.



     
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    First Photo: John Malkovich As Hercule Poirot


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    The BBC and Amazon have premiered a first look photo of John Malkovich as Detective Hercule Poirot in the forthcoming three-part TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “The ABC Murders” for Mammoth Screen.

    Considered one of the most clever mysteries written by the author, Sarah Phelps will pen the adaptation of the drama set in 1930s Britain at a time when hatred is on the rise. A serial killer is committing murders of people connected only by the alphabet – Alice Ascher from Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill, Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston and so forth. At each murder, an ABC railway guide is left beside the victim.

    At the same time an epileptic travelling salesman, who suffers from memory blackouts and constant headaches as the result of a head injury during the war, fears he may be guilty. Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher, Jack Farthing, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald and Andrew Buchan also star.
     
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    I love Poirot but David Suchet played the character for so long and so well that I don't think Malkovich will go over well.
     
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    I think that John Malkovich is a very talented actor, but David Suchet is Hercule Poirot.

    Everyone should just step away from that character until long after David Sushet has passed away.

    And even then it might be too soon to revisit it.
     
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    Art: Malkovich Is Poirot In “ABC Murders”


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    BBC One and Amazon have released the first photo of John Malkovich as Inspector Hercule Poirot in “The ABC Murders,” the upcoming three-part mini-series which Alex Gabassi (“The Frankenstein Chronicles”) is directing.

    The series has once again been adapted by Mammoth Screen and writer Sarah Phelps following their limited series adaptations of “And Then There Were None,” “The Witness for the Prosecution” and “Ordeal by Innocence”.

    Set in 1933, a serial killer is terrorising Britain – striking in a methodical pattern of killing people whose names and suburbs all begin with the same letter of the alphabet (eg. Alice Ascher of Andover, Betty Barnard of Bexhill) and leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each.

    Poirot attempts to investigate but is thwarted on every front and if he is to match his most cunning nemesis, everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his identity. Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew Buchan, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher and Jack Farthing co-star.
     
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