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Agatha Christie's most famous lady detective, Miss Marple, is being brought back to the big screen with a little help from Disney, who recently purchased the rights to the character after months of negotiations. The sweet, doddering old spinster - constantly knitting or weeding her garden - moonlights as an incredible sleuth with a heroically sharp intellect and solves mysteries as a hobby. The character is beloved worldwide, starring in 12 books and an avalanche of movies, radio dramas, and television shows from 1953 until as recently as 2004.
Thankfully, Disney has decided to spare us from all that and reboot the character in a modern setting as a hot Jennifer Garner in a script written by 'Fantastic Four' writer Mark Frost. No... seriously.
Changing the character so drastically is sure to confuse long-time fans of the series, and people who have never heard of Miss Marple aren't likely to care about a big screen adaptation of the character, so essentially Disney is banking on Garner's name and charm being enough to sell this film to the public.
Garner (who will also be co-producing the film) will have her work cut out for her, particularly in the American box office where the character isn't as widely known. And, while writer Mark Frost is probably best known for his atrocious 'Fantastic Four' and 'Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer' scripts, he also wrote a large portion of the weird mystery show 'Twin Peaks', so there's a chance he could pull out a truly great mystery flick based (even loosely, as it were) on Agatha Christie's original books.