20th Century Fox announced today that they’ll be bringing in Kenneth Branagh to both helm and star in their adaptation of Agatha Christie’s iconic Murder On The Orient Express.
The director will produce alongside Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon and is said to be talking on the role of Detective Hercule Poirot, who gets tangled up in a murder mystery aboard the titular train during a snowstorm. Michael Green, who is currently penning Blade Runner 2, will write the script, and Steve Asbell will oversee the project, which itself is a remake of the classic 1974 film.
Though he’s most well known for his Shakespeare work, Branagh is a talented director who’s shown that he has a style all to his own, as he’s given us impressive work in recent years with efforts like Thor and Cinderella. His Jack Ryan reboot may have fallen a bit short, but he definitely knows what he’s doing behind the camera and I think that a story like this is particularly well suited to him.
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