After the likes of Thor and Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh is heading towards a classic murder-mystery, as THR reports he’s set to star and direct in Fox’s long-gestating remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express.
As the title suggests, Christie’s novel is about a death on the world’s most famous train, as a man known as Mr. Ratchett is stabbed 12 times and killed. Hercule Poirot, who happens to be travelling on the Orient Express starts to investigating, discovering that many people could be the culprit.
There are suggestions that Fox is thinking of Murder On The Orient Express as the first of a potential franchise, with plenty more Poirot stories that could be adapted if this film is a success. Michael Green is writing the screenplay.