It’s not really a surprise, but work is underway to turn Agatha Christie’s Death in the Nile into a sequel to Murder on the Orient Express.
Michael Green, who adapted the screenplay for Orient Express, is penning the script, and while there is no deal currently in place, Kenneth Branagh is expected to return as director and reprise his role as Poirot.
Death on the Nile was first published in 1937 and follows Poirot on a holiday in Egypt and where he becomes involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad. If you’ve seen Orient Express, you’ll know they’ve already mentioned some g happening in Egypt.
Branagh’s Orient Express, which was made for $55 million, has made almost $150 million worldwide since its release so it’s no wonder Fox want to make a sequel.