Bollywood director working on an Agatha Christie adaptation

(Photo Credit: Vishal Bhardwaj Films)

Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is working on a film based on a novel by “queen of crime” Agatha Christie.

It focuses on a murder in a misty Himalayan hill resort.

As the case unfolds, a couple almost unwittingly begins sleuthing to get to the bottom of the crime.

According to the BBC, it is the first time that Agatha Christie Limited, which looks after the author’s estate, has franchised her stories to an Indian filmmaker.

James Prichard, Christie’s great grandson and the CEO of the estate reportedly said: “We have done many adaptations across the world and every country brings its own flavour to the piece. I have no doubt that this will be the same”.

Details of which Christie novel is being adapted for the film have not yet been revealed and the cast is still being finalized.

Bhardwaj is reportedly working on the script which he hopes to finish in two months, and begin filming early next year.

With over one billion books sold in English and another billion in over 100 languages, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history.

She wrote 66 crime novels, six non-crime novels and more than 150 short stories over six decades, starting in the 1920s.