Disney has closed a deal for the rights to Agatha Christie's classic character Miss Marple for a contemporary big screen adventure. Screenwriter Mark Frost (Fantastic Four) will write the script.

Miss Marple first appeared in an Agatha Christie short story in 1927, and made several appearances in the author's work. The character was portrayed by in the 1961 movie Murder She Said..., and later by Angela Lansbury in the 1980 movie The Mirror Crack'd. The elderly detective character is a frail lady with a penchant for knitting, but who also has a sharp mind and a deep understanding of the human condition.

Although no story details were given, this new Miss Marple will be set in present day with a contemporary take.

No production schedule was revealed for Miss Marple.