Following the success of Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” 20th Century Fox is moving to bring more Hercule Poirot to the big screen with plans to adapt “Death on the Nile” next.
The possibility was teased in the final moments of ‘Orient’, even though the actual ‘Death’ of the title doesn’t take place until Poirot is in Egypt. There is no deal in place for director Kenneth Branagh as of yet, but he is reportedly expected to return to both direct and reprise the Poirot role.
Michael Green (“Logan,” “Blade Runner 2049”) will return to pen the film’s script for the story in which Poirot takes a cruise down the Nile river when a wealthy heiress is murdered onboard. While ‘Orient’ involved one of Christie’s most outlandish solutions, ‘Nile’ sports one of her more clever and plausible murders.
Peter Ustinov starred in the previous 1978 film adaptation which included a stellar cast such as Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Jane Birkin, Olivia Hussey and David Niven.
Source: 20th Century Fox