The long-delayed sequel to 2017's 'Murder On The Orient Express' has received a new trailer and a new Irish release date - February 11th.
Following on from the hit 2017 film, Kenneth Branagh is back as detective Hercule Poirot who has his Egyptian holiday cut short when he's called in to investigate a murder.
After solving the murder of Johnny Depp on the Orient Express, Branagh's Hercule Poirot is on holiday when nature calls and he's tasked with solving a murder that has cut short the honeymoon of a young couple.
Based on the novels by Agatha Christie, the Kenneth Branagh film has gathered an ensemble cast of 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot, TV stars French and Saunders, Emma Mackey from 'Sex Education,' 4-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening and Russell Brand.
This isn't the first time 'Death On The Nile' has been adapted for the silver screen, with a version being made in 1978 starring the likes of Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, David Niven and Maggie Smith.
Branagh is back in the director's seat for 'Death On The Nile' and the trailer sees the Belgian detective whittle down a list of suspects, with action taking place on the titular river and among familiar locations such as the pyramids.
Distributor Disney committed to a cinema release for the film, with 20th Century Studios production president Steve Asbell saying "Kenneth Branagh's sweeping, elegant vision for this classic story deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible."
"We know that audiences can’t wait to experience Hercule Poirot’s next adventure, and we’re thrilled to continue working with Ken as he lends his masterful storytelling vision to the newest film in this celebrated franchise.”
Branagh is currently courting Oscar attention for his autobiographical film 'Belfast' and fans of the Northern Irish actor can get a double dose of Branagh with 'Belfast' also set for an early 2022 Irish release date.