Twentieth Century Fox has confirmed that filming is now underway on its big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel, Death on the Nile.
Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths.
This sinister tale of obsessive love and its murderous consequences plays out in an epic landscape of danger and foreboding, with enough shocking twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
The movie will be shot at Longcross Studios outside London and on location in Egypt and sees Kenneth Branagh returns as director and will once again star as famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot following his portrayal in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express.
Branagh is joined by an all-star cast including Tom Bateman (who reprises the role of Bouc from Murder on the Orient Express), four-time Oscar nominee Annette, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
The screenplay for the film is once again written by Michael Green with Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh and Judy Hofflund returning as producers.
Matthew Jenkins and James Prichard return as executive producers.
“Agatha Christie has written a riveting story of emotional chaos and violent criminality and Michael Green has once again written a screenplay to match,” says Kenneth Branagh.
“With a cherished group of long-time artistic collaborators and a brilliant international cast, it is truly a pleasure to join Disney, Fox and Agatha Christie, Ltd. in bringing this daring thriller to the big screen.
“There are significant new twists, an awe-inspiring desert landscape and a chance to celebrate big screen entertainment in glorious 65 millimetre celluloid!”
Death on the Nile will be released in October 2020.