With David Suchet not having many more episodes to get through before the entire series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot stories are documented in feature-length ITV episodes, I’ve been putting together a few ideas for where they could go next.
The Adventures of Young Poirot
Back in his native Belgium, Poirot begins his crime-solving career by teaming up with his friend Jamie, a genius with technology. After handing a local smuggling ring to the police, Poirot and Jamie attract the attention of the mysterious shadow organisation FLOUT. Armed with Poirot’s genius, Jamie’s gadgets and the lovable mechanical dog THE BUTCHER, the three take on FLOUT, hoping to avenge the brutal killing of Jamie’s parents.
The year is 3000AD. Civilisation has crumbled apart, with only a few bastions of society gleaming like bright lights in the new dark ages. Across entire countries, entire continents, outcasts and rebels hold high-society dinners in which the guests are frequently murdered. No police force exists to deter them… until now.
Generic scientists recover the brain of a legendary 20th Century crime fighter. Huge amounts of resources are dedicated to the project. In the end, they triumph, and Poirot’s brain is implanted in the body of a three-tonne killing machine.
A modern adaptation of the Poirot concept. Poirot is a crime solving genius based in Brussels in 2010. To appeal to modern audiences, Poirot has been made attractive, dropped the phoney accent, lost some weight and is gay.
Poirot: The Movie
Johnny Depp stars as the titular Poirot in this non-stop action romp. Joined by Inspector Japp (Martin Freeman) and love-interest Miss Marple (Emma Watson), Poirot must travel the world battling the evil genius Jennifer Swan. The moneyshot will be a sex scene on the Orient Express, interrupted when Poirot smells the tell-tale whiff of sulphur, charcoal and potassium nitrate (“Sulphur… Charcoal… Potassium nitrate? That would be… The window, Miss Marple! The window!”) and the train explodes as the two dive out and off the edge of a bridge. Inspector Japp is killed in the blast.
The New Adventures of Poirot
It emerges that Poirot never demised, but was instead frozen in ice for decades. He is woken again in the 1980s when his incredible deductive abilities are required once again. Poirot befriends a young black kid from the ghettoes of New York who teaches him about technology, modern day lingo and how society has developed in the time Poirot has been gone. Audiences will find the mild racism, dressed up as Poirot being ignorant of modern day norms, hilarious, whilst Agatha Christie spins rapidly in her grave.
The Nude Adventures of Poirot
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