Agatha Christie remains one of the best selling authors in the world, more than forty years after her death, and her thrilling mysteries have been adapted many times for screen and stage. In 1974 Murder on the Orient Express was adapted for movie, and this year it’s being remade by 20th Century Fox with release planned later this year.
The new screenplay is written by Michael Green and is based on the 1934 novel of the same name. Kenneth Branagh will be directed and it’s thought filming is well underway for the Hercule Poirot mystery.
The Orient Express was certainly known for being for VIPs so you shouldn’t be at all surprised to know this is an all star cast. On board the 2017 journey are Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Defoe, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, and many others. Branagh himself plays Hercule Poirot.
While the first trailer isn’t yet released, you can see some of the stars and stills from the set on the video below.
Murder on the Orient Express releases in cinemas on 10th November 2017 and we’re expecting the first trailer very soon.
If by any chance you haven’t seen the 1974 version, or read the book then you might want to swat up on the storyline before release, then you can properly judge whether this new adaptation does the Christie tale justice!
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