Twentieth Century Fox Film has just announced that they are going to produce another Agatha Christie adaptation, Death on the Nile. Its adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express had done well in theaters, grossing $50 million domestically and almost $100 million internationally in its first 10 days. So the studio has signed Michael Green to return as screenwriter of the new movie and expects to sign Kenneth Branaugh to star and direct it, just as he did in Murder on the Orient Express.
Though the books were published three years apart and demonstrated no connection to each other, the film of Murder on the Orient Express created an opening for this sequel by having Poirot summoned to Egypt, which is where the 1937 novel took place. In it, Poirot does his investigation from the confines of a boat instead of a train and finds himself trying to stop a love triangle from turning deadly.
We’ll be eagerly awaiting the release of the new film,Death on the Nile!