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20th Century Fox confirm their next Christie adaptation

21st November 2017

Following the ongoing success of Murder on the Orient Express, Twentieth Century Fox have announced that they are actively developing Death on the Nile as a sequel to their recent Agatha Christie release.

Murder on the Orient Express screenwriter Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049) has been confirmed as writing the sequel. Talking about Green’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, director and lead actor Kenneth Branagh said, “Michael Green clearly loved the material, and he loved the characters. There was a compassion in the screenplay.”

Published in 1937, Death on the Nile is among Agatha Christie’s best-loved and most famous works. The sweeping mystery of love, jealousy and betrayal set in Egypt, drew inspiration from Christie’s own travels, as did her 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express. Similarly, to the 1934 novel, famed fictional detective Hercule Poirot is central to the story.  

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