Los Angeles: The thrilling tales of Agatha Christie is going to make a comeback on the big screen with ‘Death on the Nile’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twentieth Century Fox Film is working on a follow-up to ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ developing Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile.’
Michael Green, who adapted the screenplay for 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 Hercule Poirot.
‘Murder on the Orient Express’ has performed solidly at box office with USD 50 million domestically and another USD 100 million internationally.
Christie first published ‘Death on the Nile’ in 1937, three years after her ‘Orient Express’ was published.
The novel saw Poirot on a vacation in Egypt and becoming involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad.
The book was adapted into a 1978 movie with Peter Ustinov as Poirot along with Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, George Kennedy, Jane Birkin, Jack Warden, and David Niven. (ANI)