The 2015 BBC production of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None was up on the TV tonight. I read the book, back in the 80s, I didn't read many of Agatha's books, I liked some of the other mystery writers a bit better. I slowed down reading mysteries in the late 90s and never got around to reading any more of her books. I do like adaptations of Agatha's books, I've seen Poirot and Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and plenty of other TV programs and movies. This adaptation is written by Sarah Phelps and directed by Craig Viveiros.
That's most of the cast in the movie. There's a nice bunch of actors: Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor, Aidan Turner, and a few more. It's all set on an isolated island, far from land.
All the people come together in a big old house.
There's plenty of room for all the corpses.
People used to Marple or Poirot will see a much more bleak and gory production. Even the previous versions of ATTWN are not quite this dark. It's longer too, nearly 3 hours with credits and such, so there's more room to work the character development nerve. Thankfully, none of the characters are very likable, I didn't care much as they get picked off one by one. Still, I'd say the production is, far and away, above average. Nice locations, sets and costumes. Great actors and script. It gets a 8 on the IMDb and deserves it.