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

21 November 2017

Christie first published Death on the Nile in 1937, three years after her novel Murder on the Orient Express was published.

The sequel to "Murder on the Orient Express" has been announced by Twentieth Century Fox Film, titled "Death on the Nile".

The thrilling tales of Agatha Christie is going to make a comeback on the big screen with "Death on the Nile".

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Following up on Kenneth Branagh's immensely successful adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is a case for famed fictional detective Hercule Poirot at sea.

Fox is staying in the Agatha Christie business. She was young, stylish and lovely.

Death on the Nile is preceded by a well regarded 1978 film, which starred Peter Ustinov as Poirot alongside a supporting cast packed with heavyweights such as Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury and Mia Farrow.

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Tomris Laffly posed a great question at the start of her review of Orient Express: "Why watch a whodunit if you already know who had done it?"

Also starring Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley, "Orient Express" released recently. Susan Wloszczyna for Roger Ebert states, "there is too little levity and cleverness afoot". 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 story remains one of Christie's most popular works.

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