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On the finish of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, followers of legendary writer Agatha Christie are introduced with an apparent and fantastic trace of what’s coming subsequent for her legendary detective on the massive display screen. Nearly instantly after wrapping up one thriller, Hercule Poirot (Branagh) is urged to make his approach to Egypt, as a homicide in Cairo requires his investigative thoughts — a reference to Christie’s Loss of life on the Nile. It is a terrific tease, and the director lately informed me what led to its inclusion on the finish of his movie:
It is a terrific guide, you understand. Michael — Michael Inexperienced, our screenwriter — wished to really feel this Poirot who by no means will get a vacation. You might name it, as a substitute of Homicide on the Orient Categorical, you possibly can say Hercule Poirot Tries To Take A Vacation. First in Istanbul, then on the Orient Categorical, then on the finish he will get despatched to Egypt. Loss of life on the Nile — if we did one, we would like to. The general public will determine; they arrive to see this in ample numbers we’ll be there.
Earlier this month I used to be invited to fly out to London, England for the Homicide on the Orient Categorical press junket, and it was whereas sitting down with Kenneth Branagh that I received the news on the potential sequel. Identical to each filmmaker who’s attempting to not rely chickens earlier than they hatch, Branagh would not verify follow-up is within the works, however did specific his nice want to return to this world.
All in all, Hercule Poirot is a primary participant in additional than 80 narratives written by Agatha Christie — together with novels, quick tales and a play — so why Loss of life on the Nile? Kenneth Branagh additionally used a part of our interview time to debate simply that, and in addition the themes that he’s very excited to sort out in that particular story (notably given a few of the particular character particulars launched in his Murder on the Orient Express adaptation). Stated Branagh,
I would like to play Poirot once more and that is a really, very passionate guide about obsessive love. So it’s extremely harmful. And on condition that now we have a Poirot who has this mysterious relationship to Katherine. Who’s she? What’s she? And the place does he sit in the case of the world of romance — past the trace that it by no means goes unpunished? I feel there’s gold in them thar hills if we get the possibility.
Homicide on the Orient Categorical is already off to a robust begin on the field workplace, making a sequel a chance, and it is simple to consider what Loss of life on the Nile can be on the massive display screen within the fingers of Kenneth Branagh. The state of affairs calls for that the film choose up instantly after its predecessor, and following on the heels of Michael Inexperienced’s thought, it might be wonderful to see how that will have an effect on the character on an extended timeline. Trying even additional forward (and that is purely a pipe dream), it might be fairly nice if we ultimately received to a 3rd movie that picked up instantly after Loss of life on the Nile and ultimately noticed Hercule Poirot operating a bit ragged.
Hopefully we’ll get extra information on the massive display screen way forward for Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot quickly, however for now audiences can see Murder on the Orient Express — starring Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Leslie Odom Jr., Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp and extra — in theaters now.