Fellowes Adapts Titanic, Agatha Christie

Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park”) has lined up two high profile new projects – a mini-series about the Titanic, and a feature film based on Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The “Titanic” project is a four-hour TV miniseries U.K.-Hungary-Canada co-production. The story follows the lives of different characters ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests during the last hours of Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912.

ABC, Global TV and ITV will produce the project which begins shooting on location in Hungary this spring.

Fellowes will also pen a film script based on Christie’s novel “Crooked House”.

One of Christie’s few stories that doesn’t involve her recurring characters Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, ‘Crooked’ follows Charles Hayward who is told by his fiancee that she cannot marry him until her grandfather’s killer is brought to justice.

Filmmaker Neil LaBute is set to direct the period feature which is set in the late 40’s.