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

'Murder on the Orient Express' sequel to bring 'Death on the Nile' 'Murder on the Orient Express' sequel to bring 'Death on the Nile'
Stacy Diaz | 22 November, 2017, 07:00

Kenneth Branagh is to return as mustache-twirling super sleuth Hercule Poirot for a second Agatha Christie adaptation.

"Murder on the Orient Express" has performed solidly at box office with United States dollars 50 million domestically and another USD 100 million internationally.

"Murder on the Orient Express" is still chugging along in theatres, but it seems there's enough faith in it reaching the next station that Fox is already developing its sequel.

Steve Asbell is overseeing the new project for Fox.

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

The studio has hired Orient Express screenwriter Michael Green to return for Death on the Nile.

The network is now developing a follow-up film based on Christie's classic 1937 novel, Death on the Nile. It sees Poirot investigate a murder on the north-eastern African river which occurs after a love triangle goes wrong. It won an Academy Award for best costume design. Death on the Nile was also adapted in the ninth series of the Agatha Christie's Poirot TV series.

Those of you wondering though how they are going to make a Murder on the Orient Express 2 when a book of it doesn't exist, then that is because they aren't. With Robert Downey's Sherlock Holmes still out of commission, Branagh's Poirot is primed to become the leading old-timey, silver screen detective of the modern era.