We were very pleased Sir Kenneth Branagh’s lavish adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Murder on the Orient Express, now Branagh is in the early stages of bringing another classic Poirot tale to the big screen with Death on the Nile.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that work has begun on the impending sequel by screenwriter Michael Green, and while not confirmed at this stage it’s pretty certain that Branagh will return to both direct and star as the world’s greatest detective Hercule Poirot.
Originally published in 1927, Death on the Nile followed the calculating detective as he travels to Egypt to uncover the mystery of a love-triangle gone wrong which resulted in a gruesome murder. Like Murder on the Orient Express, the cast of characters was filled will all kinds of socialites, social climbers, and hired help who each had their own motives and agendas.
Murder on the Orient Express was a throwback to a grand old age of blockbuster filmmaking and it’s exciting that a new Poirot adaptation is on its way. Branagh truly made the character his own and we can expect a lot more moustache with this one.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter