WATCH: The trailer for Death on the Nile, the Murder on the Orient Express sequel, is here
"I have investigated many crimes, but this has altered the shape of my soul."
The first trailer for Death on the Nile is here, and it's just as dramatic, stylistic, and sexy as you imagined.
The eagerly anticipated sequel to Murder on the Orient Express is coming soon, and it's got a fairly impressive cast under its belt.
Kenneth Branagh, also directing, is returning as the iconic Hercule Poirot. He stars alongside 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... to name but a few.
The film follows Poirot's investigation on a boat on the Nile amidst a dodgy love triangle, a vicious murder, and a group of people who are absolutely unwilling to trust each other.
Branagh announced the project back in 2017. Following the success of his first Agatha Christie adaptation, he told the Associated Press that he was planning on creating an entire cinematic universe out of the stories.
“I think there are possibilities, aren’t there?" he said. "With 66 books and short stories and plays, she — and she often brings people together in her own books actually, so innately — she enjoyed that.”
“You feel as though there is a world — just like with Dickens, there’s a complete world that she’s created — certain kinds of characters who live in her world — that I think has real possibilities.”
Move over Marvel, etc.
Murder on the Orient Express, also boasting a star-studded cast including Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Willem Dafoe, grossed $352 million at the box office, so it should come as no surprise that Branagh is up for making a infinite number of films in that same vein.
The new film could almost be seen as a remake of the 1978 version, also featuring a significant number of stellar stars including Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Maggie Smith.
Death on the Nile is set for release on October 23. You can check out the trailer here: