'Murder on the Orient Express' sequel to bring 'Death on the Nile'

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2017

The Bafta and Olivier award victor both directed and played the role of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in this year's adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous 1934 novel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twentieth Century Fox Film is working on a follow-up to 'Murder on the Orient Express, ' developing Agatha Christie's 'Death on the Nile'. The movie will reportedly see Branagh return to the leading role and as director (though a deal has yet to be signed), with Michael Green, who wrote the Murder on the Orient Express film, penning the sequel.

The original 1937 novel had Poirot on vacation in Egypt, entangling himself in a love triangle that (predictably) leads to murder. Joined by companion Colonel Race, Pirot must work fast aboard the cruise where Linnet met her demise to find the killer, though as the investigation continues, some of the suspects are eliminated.

Kenneth Branagh (far left) is to return as Hercule Poirot.

Those of you wondering though how they are going to make a Murder on the Orient Express 2 when a book of it doesn't exist, then that is because they aren't. "Death on the Nile" is the next instalment in the Agatha Christie series, with Hercule Poirot back at the helm of another mystery to solve. For now, I only have one request for the new Death on the Nile: just like with Murder on the Orient Express, the sequel must spare no expense in making sure Poirot's mustache looks glorious.

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