20 August 2020 02:41
Good news for fans of Agatha Christie – it's almost time for Kenneth Branagh to don his wonderfully over-the-top moustache again for a follow-up to 2017's Murder on the Orient Express. Branagh has once again assembled an all star cast for Death on the Nile, an adaptation of Christie's 1937 novel that saw Hercule Poirot tasked with solving a case while he holidayed in Egypt – which was previously made into a 1978 film starring Peter Ustinov as the enigmatic Belgian sleuth. Read on for everything we know about the murder mystery so far – including a look at the first trailer for the movie. Sign up to get alerts for movie news, reviews and recommendations plus receive television and entertainment email newsletters from our award-winning editorial team. When is Death on the Nile released in UK cinemas?
In the book, Poirot is pulled into a murder investigation while he is trying to enjoy a holiday in Egypt. But when Linnet is shot dead while travelling on a steamer up the Nile (on which Poirot is also a passenger) it falls to the detective to find the person responsible. It remains to be seen whether screenwriter Michael Green will be completely faithful to the book – as was largely the case with his Murder on the Orient Express script (although there were a few relatively minor changes) or whether he will opt to go down the Sarah Phelps route and provide a modern twist. The books themselves don't connect to each other beyond the presence of Hecule Poirot, so it seems likely that the same will be true of the films – although given Kenneth Branagh is starring in and directing both they are likely to contain aesthetic and stylistic similarities. And another similarity is that they both involve Poirot trying to solve a murder aboard a mode of transport – just that a train has been substituted for a boat!
In October 2020, Kenneth Branagh returns with a whole new cast of suspects for Death on the Nile. Death on The Nile trailer You can get a first glimpse of the new film – and a reminder of the wonders of Kenneth Branagh's huge moustache – by checking out the below trailer, which dropped in August 2020. Kenneth Branagh directs another Agatha Christie mystery thriller, building his Hercule Poirot cinematic universe. Director Kenneth Branagh is returning with another Agatha Christie adaptation, following up on his commercially successful and star-studded "Murder on the Orient Express," which hit theaters in 2017. "Death on the Nile" will see a similarly pedigreed cast of British and international favorites embroiled in another Christie caper of chin-scratching proportions.
Branagh has once again teamed up with his "Orient Express" screenwriter Michael Green for the adaptation from 20th Century Studios, which just released an official first trailer for the mystery thriller. "Death on the Nile" will see Branagh returning in the role of beloved fictional detective Hercule Poirot. The rest of the stacked cast includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Ali Fazal, Sophie Okonedo, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Jennifer Saunders, and Russell Brand. The plot follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective, who becomes involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad while on a vacation in Egypt. Related 'Sibyl' Trailer: Justine Triet's Twisted Tale of Creative Obsession Comes to the States--Exclusive 'The Mole Agent' Trailer: A Delightful Character Study Wrapped in Doc-Style Spy Intrigue--Exclusive Related 2020 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards? The 1978 film "Death on the Nile" starred Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Jane Birken, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, and Maggie Smith. Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express" featured an all-star cast that included Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Lucy Boynton. "Death on the Nile" will be released by 20th Century Studios on October 23, 2020. Check out the star-studded first trailer below. There are so many movie stars in Death on the Nile, all this trailer really has to do is list them one by one, which is pretty much what it does, all while set to a slowed-down Depeche Mode cover for some reason. After hanging out with movie stars on a train in Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh's Hercule Poirot has switched over to boating this time around, moving on to one of Agatha Christie's other most famous murder mysteries. But there are plenty of other suspects in the cast, which includes Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright. The movie is set to come out in theaters on October 23, which, well, let's hope that Poirot has cooked up a solution to COVID safety too. Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot make their debut as a glamorous couple whose Egyptian honeymoon is cut short by murder in the trailer for Death On The Nile. Sir Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot after playing Agatha Christie's fictional detective in 2017's Murder On The Orient Express. The follow-up features a cast that includes Rose Leslie, Annette Bening, Dawn French and Letitia Wright. Watch the new trailer for Death on the Nile, in theaters this October 23. pic.twitter.com/mGfCLeCAVv — Death on the Nile (@DOTNMovie) August 19, 2020 "I am detective Hercule Poirot and I will deliver your killer." Based on the 1937 novel of the same name, Death On The Nile sees Poirot tasked with finding a murderer and unravelling a love triangle while on holiday in Egypt. Sir Kenneth Branagh (Ian West/PA) Stage and screen actor Sir Kenneth also returns to direct the second instalment. Death On The Nile is due for release on October 23.