Murder on the Orient Express Sequel Death on the Nile is Happening

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Murder on the Orient Express sequel Death on the Nile happening with writer Michael Green

There is more Agatha Christie/detective Hercule Poirot on the way. A sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, which opened in theaters on November 10, is happening, according to THR. Twentieth Century Fox is set to bring the next Poirot mystery Death on the Nile to the big screen. Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049, American Gods), who wrote Murder on the Orient Express, is set to write the script for the film. There is no deal in place for director Kenneth Branagh as of yet, though he is reportedly expected to return to the helm and to the role of Hercule Poirot.

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.

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.

In addition to directing Murder on the Orient Express, Branagh, a five-time Academy Award nominee, will star as detective Hercule Poirot. Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz plays Pilar Estravados, Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe is Gerhard Hardman, Academy Award winner Judi Dench portrays Princess Dragomiroff, Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp plays Ratchett, Josh Gad appears as Hector MacQueen, Derek Jacobi is Edward Masterman, “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. plays Dr. Arbuthnot, Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer portrays Mrs. Hubbard, and Daisy Ridley plays Mary Debenham.

What do you think of Kenneth Branagh and Michael Green returning for the sequel Death on the Nile? What did you think of Murder on the Orient Express? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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