Hercule Poirot will return in the Murder on the Orient Express Sequel, Death on the Nile.

News Simon Brew

Feb 13, 2018

20th Century Fox seems happy with the reaction to and performance of Kenneth Branagh’s film of Murder On The Orient Express. So much so that it’s put into motion a further adventure for Poirot on the big screen.

Michael Green has been hired again to pen a screenplay, this time based on Agatha Christie’s Death On The Nile. Slightly teased in the movie, the intention is clearly to get Kenneth Branagh back to reprise the role of Hercule Poirot. While there’s no deal in place yet for Kenneth Branagh to return as Hercule Poirot, we expect he will.

Fox will want him back though, and not just in front of the camera. It’ll presumably be looking for him to direct the film as well, although he’s next committed to shooting Artemis Fowl for Disney.

20th Century Fox has given Death on the Nile a release date of November 8, 2019.