NEWS & STORIES

The ABC Murders Trailer: John Malkovich Is Hercule Poirot

The ABC Murders Trailer: John Malkovich Is Hercule Poirot

Amazon Prime Video prepares for the arrival of John Malkovich as the indomitable Inspector Hercule Poirot, in Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders.

The world’s greatest detective gets a makeover and a brand new limited series in Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders. While Hercule Poirot and his luscious facial hair made a grand return to the big screen in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express in 2017, the character is going to be pulling double duty by appearing on television as well, this time in the form of John Malkovich. And as the first trailer for the upcoming limited series suggests, this version will be far removed from the one Branagh brought to life.

Malkovich’s participation in the project was announced in May of this year, with additional casting notices made thereafter. As with most series of this sort, The ABC Murders boasts a recognizable cast, one that includes Harry Potter alums Rupert Grint and Shirley Henderson, as well as Michael Shaeffer from this year’s smash hit Bodyguard, and Eamon Farren, who creeped audiences out as Richard Horne in Twin Peaks: The Return. That’s just a small sampling of the series’ sizable cast, one that would presumably have to be rather large to facilitate all those murders teased by the title.

The series looks like a stylish but still faithful adaptation of the novel, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise, given that it’s been adapted by Sarah Phelps, who wrote Amazon’s most recent entree into Christie’s works with this summer’s Ordeal By Innocence. From the look of things in the first trailer, this will be a more straightforward detective story (by virtue of there being a renowned detective in it, of course), one that isn’t squeamish when it comes to seeing its victims meet rather grisly ends.

The trailer also does a nice job of presenting a much different sort of Poirot than Branagh’s version. Perpetually going back into retirement but always ready for the next case, the character seems malleable to a variety of different interpretations. In this case, Malkovich seems to be playing the detective with no small amount of darkness in his demeanor. While that certainly fits with the actor’s style, it’s also nice to report that he’s not overdoing it in terms of Poirot’s accent or his facial hair.

What viewers are left with is a hardened Poirot who is seemingly as much a target in the titular killings as the innocent (?) victim’s he’s investigating. All in all, it looks to be a compelling adaptation of one of Christie’s acclaimed novels.

YOU MAY LIKE THIS DVD

101 Dalmatians Kids Movie (DVD AU)
Close

101 Dalmatians Kids Movie (DVD AU)

$12.95
Order 101 dalmatians kids movie from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
12 Monkeys: Season 4 (DVD AU)
Close

12 Monkeys: Season 4 (DVD AU)

$33.95
Order 12 monkeys season 4 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
2 Broke Girls: Complete Series 1-6 (DVD AU)
Close

2 Broke Girls: Complete Series 1-6 (DVD AU)

$99.50
Order 2 broke girls complete series 1-6 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
7th Heaven: Complete Series 9-11 (DVD AU)
Close

7th Heaven: Complete Series 9-11 (DVD AU)

$39.95
Order 7th heaven complete series 9-11 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
Buy A French Village Complete Series DVD Box Set
Close

A French Village: Complete Series (DVD AU)

$129.59
Order a french village box set from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 60 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
A Madea Family Funeral (DVD AU)
Close

A Madea Family Funeral (DVD AU)

$16.55
Order a madea family funeral dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
A Million Little Things: Season 2 (DVD AU Pre-order for 2020)
Close

A Million Little Things: Season 2 (DVD AU)

$29.48
Order a million little things season 2 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
Available on:
Pre-Order Now
A Place to Call Home: Season 1-6 (DVD AU)
Close

A Place to Call Home: Season 1-6 (DVD AU)

$66.55
Order a place to call home season 1-6 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
A Place To Call Home: Season 5 (DVD AU)
Close

A Place to Call Home: Season 5 (DVD AU)

$9.95
Order a place to call home season 5 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
A Place to Call Home: Season 6 (DVD AU)
Close

A Place to Call Home: Season 6 (DVD AU)

$9.95
Order a place to call home season 6 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
Buy Adventure Time Complete Series 1-8 DVD
Close

Adventure Time: Complete Series 1-8 (DVD AU)

$96.59
Order adventure time complete series 1-8 dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 60 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Complete Cases Collection (Box Set DVD AU)
Close

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Complete Cases Collection (Box Set DVD AU)

$163.95
Order agatha christies poirot box set dvd from Australia online dvd shop. Product Condition: Brand new, factory sealed. Format: Region 4 for Australia DVD players. Item Location: Sydney, Australia. Shipping Charges: Free shipping! 30 days return & refund, seller pay shipping fee.