Tuesday, April 13, 2010

David Suchet Wants to Complete Filming Hercule Poirot Adaptations, but on His Own Terms

David Suchet as Hercule Poirot

In a press release today, David Suchet stated that he wants to star in additional film adaptations of Hercule Poirot stories ... but on his own terms.

He said: "I only have six more stories to do and that will be the complete works of Hercule Poirot. I'm desperate to do it, while God gives me life."

But he added: "I'd probably say no if they asked me to film the final six on a limited budget."

Hercule Poirot appeared in 33 novels and 51 short stories by Agatha Christie from 1920 to 1975, and David Suchet has starred in the television adaptations since 1989 of all but six. To many people, he is Hercule Poirot.

Suchet also revealed that "[t]he word is, unofficially, some scripts may be in development. I'd like to think that over the next 18 months we could do six films and then I think he should hang up his spats. When he does I'll have two reactions. Thrilled to have achieved that -- a complete works of such an iconic literary figure. Then devastated, as it will be a death."

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