While I haven't read an Agatha Christie book in years and don't remember being a big fan (although I think I should give her books a try again), I know several cozy readers love her books so I wanted to pass this tidbit along.
I read a post on the Omnimystery News blog that says Disney has bought the rights to the Miss Marple character.
The article had this to say:
Disney has acquired the film rights to Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple, and envisions creating a comtemporary setting for the amateur sleuth. Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues,Twin Peaks) will write the screenplay, which is expected to be an original story, not one adapted from one of the many Christie novels.
And an article the following day updated us with this info:
Now we're reading that Miss Marple will be played by Jennifer Garner, clearly a significant departure from reader (and viewer) expectations.
It will be interesting to see how this project progresses.