Murder on the Orient Express is arguably Agatha Christie’s most well-known novel, however it is not the one well-liked thriller story she delivered to the general public. Over her lifetime, the writer penned 66 books (73 should you depend the romance books she wrote beneath a pseudonym) and 14 brief story collections, forsaking a physique of labor that will probably be treasured by thriller and literature aficionados for years to come back. Homicide on the Orient Specific was just lately re-adapted for the massive display beneath director/actor Kenneth Branagh, and it was introduced sequel based mostly on Death on the Nile is in improvement. However Branagh is already pondering previous this upcoming film, as he is enthusiastic about developing a Poirot/Christie “cinematic universe.” Branagh mentioned:
I feel there are prospects, aren’t there? With 66 books and brief tales and performs, she — and she or he typically brings folks collectively in her personal books really, so innately — she loved that. You are feeling as if there’s a world — similar to with Dickens, there is a full world that she’s created — sure sorts of characters who reside in her world — that I feel has actual prospects.
It is necessary to say that Kenneth Branagh hasn’t run this concept previous any 20th Century Fox bigwigs but, however as he mentioned later whereas talking with AP, he bets “they have been serious about it.” Together with the mustachioed detective Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s different well-liked starring characters included Miss Marple and the duo Tommy and Tuppence. Clearly it could be unimaginable to adapt all of Christie’s tales as a part of the identical movie collection, however relying on how critically and commercially Demise on the Nile is, maybe Fox could be keen to increase the main target previous Poirot. That might merely be by way of telling these different Christie tales as self-contained films with solely passing references to different areas of this “universe” and even having Poirot cross paths with these different characters.
Whereas Kenneth Branagh’s Homicide on the Orient Specific was met with blended opinions, it performed pretty well commercially, making over $310 million worldwide. A comparatively simple adaptation of the unique 1934 novel, the film noticed Hercule Poirot figuring out who from a lineup of a dozen suspects dedicated the eponymous crime. We’ll reunite with Branagh’s Poirot in Demise on the Nile, which was initially printed in 1937 and adopted the detective fixing the homicide of a rich socialite in Egypt. Together with playing Poirot once more, Branagh is anticipated to renew his directing duties on Demise on the Nile, and Michael Inexperienced can even return to put in writing the sequel.
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