The first trailer has arrived for Murder on the Orient Express 2017 indicating that the new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous murder mystery novel is on the way to theatres.
Murder on the Orient Express 2017 movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh, and the director himself plays the character of detective Poirot drawing from an adapted script that was written by Michael Green. Following the release of the first images of Branagh as Hercule Poirot, the teaser offers an even better idea of what to expect from the filmmaker’s interpretation of Christie’s eccentric sleuth creation.
Published back in 1934, the novel is about the famous Belgian detective character Hercule Poirot. The crime-solver Poirot has previously been brought to life on the big screen by a handful of actors including Albert Finney with an Oscar-nominated performance from director Sidney Lumet’s 1974 Murder on the Orient Express.
Released by 20th Century Fox, Murder on the Orient Express 2017 movie trailer offers a nice sample of the movie’s general aesthetic, atmosphere and a quick outline of the story. For those unfamiliar, Murder on the Orient Express 2017 revolves around thirteen passengers who are enjoying a lavish train ride across Europe in the 1930s, when one of them is murdered and the eponymous train itself is stranded in a terrible winter storm. Thus, it falls upon Mr. Poirot to determine who the guilty party is and bring them to justice before the killer strikes once again.
This adaption of Murder on the Orient Express 2017 movie features a star-studded cast that includes both seasoned A-listers and up-and-comers. That acting roster includes Oscar-winners Penélope Cruz and Judi Dench; Oscar-nominees Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe and Johnny Depp; Broadway stars-turned popular movie actors Josh Gad and Leslie Odom Jr., respected actors Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Olivia Colman, and none other than Star Wars lead Daisy Ridley.
Branagh’s portfolio is filled with classic literary adaptations including Frankenstein, Cinderella (2015) and many William Shakespeare movies to recount. With his experience, Murder on the Orient Express 2017 movie tends to favor a theatrical storytelling style, from the tone and set pieces to the costume designs and even the scene-to-scene transitions. Those who are longtime fans of Lumet’s 1974 take on Agatha Christie’s mystery tale have fair reason to be wary of this new adaptation, but hopefully Branagh’s movie will prove those concerns wrong at the same time that it wins over those who are mostly new to Christie’s literature.