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Old 11-20-17, 06:25 PM
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Death on the Nile (2020, D: Branagh) -- news, rumors, etc.

After first taking the train, Twentieth Century Fox is now readying to hop on a riverboat cruise.

On the heels of Murder on the Orient Express, Fox is staying in the Agatha Christie business by putting into development Death on the Nile, its next Hercule Poirot mystery.

Michael Green, who wrote Orient Express, is penning the script and while there is no deal currently in place, five-time Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh is expected to return as director and reprise his role as Poirot.

Nile, first published in 1937, saw the detective on a vacation in Egypt and becoming involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad. The novel once again featured socialites, social climbers and high society’s help in the cast.

Just as Orient Express had been adapted into an all-star 1970s movie featuring Peter Ustinov as Poirot, so too was Nile. The 1978 movie featured Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, Angela Landsbury and David Niven, among others. The story remains one of Christie’s most popular works.

Orient Express, which was made for $55 million, has choo-chooed its way to almost $150 million worldwide since its Nov. 10 opening.

The movie was produced by Branagh as well as Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Judy Hofflund and Michael Schaefer.

Steve Asbell is overseeing for Fox.

Green, who co-created the American Gods televisions show, also worked on Logan and Alien: Covenant for Fox. He also wrote Blade Runner: 2049.
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Just as Orient Express had been adapted into an all-star 1970s movie featuring Peter Ustinov as Poirot, so too was Nile.


That was Albert Finney as Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express. Shame on you, Hollywood Reporter!

They clearly set up the next film at the end of this Orient Express, but by announcing a murder on the Nile, it made me wonder how that would work -- Poirot was, of course, on the boat when the Murder happened.
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Oh, this is good news. Nice to see that mid-budget studio movies set in foreign locales are still viable.

Maybe Poirot goes to Egypt to investigate that murder, solves that, then decides to go on vacation by taking a cruise down the Nile, where the main story's murder takes place. Similar to how he solves the case in Jerusalem first at the beginning of Orient Express.

I think Branagh should take a page from American Horror Story and use much of the same cast from Orient Express and cast them in different roles in Death on the Nile. Daisy Ridley would make a great Linnet Ridgeway or Jacqueline de Bellefort.
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Fox Pushes Back Alita and The Predator, Dates Branagh’s Death on the Nile

After the success of Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh will return as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile, which 20th Century Fox has set for a November 8, 2019 release. James Bond 25 and Noelle are also scheduled for that date.
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Awesome, now I REALLY want the whole cast to come back each time!
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Weird that they would pick the same day as Bond 25. It seems like the audience for those two films would be very similar.
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Awesome, now I REALLY want the whole cast to come back each time!
I don't like this idea at all and I doubt it will happen or even be considered.
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I thought we were friends, dex, but it turns out you've been wrong once too often. This once is the time. And that is. That is too much. And often. It is too muchly often. And it turns out wrong. So, yeah.
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But, you're getting so much Poirot pussy! Mustache rides galore.
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Fox Pushes Back Alita and The Predator
That's unfortunate...2 movies I was really looking forward to.
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https://deadline.com/2018/09/gal-gad...ie-1202473170/

Wonder Woman to star



Gal Gadot has been set to star in Death On the Nile, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox with Kenneth Branagh directing. The project came together last year as the studio was finding success with its Christie ensemble Murder on the Orient Express. The pic ended up grossing $352.8 million worldwide with Branagh at the helm and also playing master detective Hercule Poirot.

Fox has already set a December 20, 2019 release date for Death on the Nile, which Christie published in 1937. It centers on Poirot investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery. Michael Green, who also adapted Orient Express, is the screenwriter.

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I like Gadot but I'm not sure she call pull off the 'stache.
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Armie Hammer joins the cast
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Oh yeah, he's perfect to play the character Simon Doyle. The cast is really shaping out nicely so far.
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Damn, I was hoping we were getting a remake or sequel to Jewel on the Nile / Romancing the Stone....

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Old news:
After co-starring in Murder on the Orient Express, Tom Bateman is set to return as Bouc in 20th Century Fox feature adaptation of Death on the Nile, which will now be released October 2, 2020, instead of December 20, 2019.
https://deadline.com/2018/10/tom-bat...te-1202483308/

New news:
Letitia Wright has booked her first non-Marvel studio film since breaking out in last year’s box-office smash Black Panther.

The 25-year-old Brit, who raced to the top of many casting director’s most-wanted lists after her scene-sealing portrayal of Princess Shuri, has landed a central role in Fox’s adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic Death on the Nile, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Wright is set to star alongside Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Killing Eve breakout Jodie Comer and Kenneth Branagh, who agains directs following 2018’s Murder on the Orient Express, while also reprising his role as the mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The film is due to start filming towards the end of September.

Wright will play Rosalie Otterbourne, a lead suspect in the story, which follows Poirot as he attempts to unravel the murder of a young heiress while on holiday in Egypt. Olivia Hussey played the character in the 1978 adaptation, starring Peter Ustinov and Mia Farrow.
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