'Imitation Game' Director Morten Tyldum to Adapt Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' for Fox

Morten Tyldum

Norwegian director Morten Tyldum was nominated for best director for The Imitation Game.

The story centers on 10 strangers who are invited to an isolated island, and are killed off, one by one.

Agatha Christie's mystery novel And Then There Were None has been acquired by Fox, with Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum attached to direct.

Christie's novel, first published in November 1939, follows 10 strangers who are invited to an isolated island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. The book is her best-selling novel with more than 100 million copies sold.

 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing, along with Hilary Strong and the author’s estate, Agatha Christie Productions. Daria Cercek is overseeing for Fox.

There have been numerous TV and film adaptations of And Then There Were None over the years. BBC One and Lifetime are currently making a mini-series based on the iconic work.

Fox is also making an adaptation of Christie's other book, Murder on the Orient Express, with Kenneth Branagh attached to direct.

Tyldum is currently in pre-production on Passengers, the big sci-fi film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. He’s repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott.