Exclusive: Kenneth Branagh Talks the Future of Poirot!
While speaking with filmmaker Kenneth Branagh about Disney’s Artemis Fowl, ComingSoon.net asked about the future of Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express character Hercule Poirot, who will be reprised in the 2020 adaptation Death on the Nile. You can check out what Branagh had to say in the player below!
Branagh will once again star as Detective Poirot on top of directing and will star alongside Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair) reprising his role as Bouc, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984), Armie Hammer (On the Basis of Sex), Letitia Wright (Black Panther) Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) in the film, which is a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. In the first film, what starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful, and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Death on the Nile was published in 1937. In the story, Poirot was on vacation in Egypt and ends up investigating a murder that resulted from a love triangle. The story was filmed for the big screen in 1978 and starred Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury and David Niven. Michael Green is returning to the new franchise to adapt the novel for the big screen after having scripted Murder.
The movie is set to arrive in theaters on October 9, 2020.