Monday, June 28, 2010

Film Adaptation of The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez Finally Coming to US

The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez
More information about the book

Here's an interesting bit of news, also from a few days ago. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that at long last, the film adaptation of The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez may finally be seen in the US.

Directed by Alex de la Iglesia, the film stars Elijah Wood, John Hurt, and Leonor Watling and was first released in the author's native Spain in early 2008.

According to the article, the movie will first be available as video-on-demand starting next week (July 2nd) following by a theater release in August.

We reviewed The Oxford Murders in 2007, calling it "an intellectual mystery that is reminiscent of a Sherlock Holmes pastiche in both character and style." (Read our full review at Mysterious Reviews.)

Watch the film's trailer below.

About The Oxford Murders (from the publisher): On a summer’s day in Oxford, a young Argentine mathematics student finds his landlady – an elderly woman who helped decipher the Enigma Code during World War II – murdered in her house. Meanwhile, leading Oxford mathematician Arthur Seldom receives an anonymous note bearing a circle and the words, “the first of the series,” and a mystery is born.

Murders begin to pile up – an old man on life-support is found dead with needle punctures in his throat; a percussionist at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience’s very eyes – seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the math department, for the attention of Seldom.

Seldom guesses that the murders might relate to his latest book, an unexpected best-seller about the parallels between investigations of serial killers and certain mathematical theorems. As he and the young student are drawn further into the game, it is up to mentor and student to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again.

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