Saturday, November 21, 2015

KENNETH BRANAGH AS HERCULE POIROT

Kenneth Branagh has been announced as the director of a remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The British star will also take on the role of the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in 20th Century Fox's feature film.

Branagh joins script writer Michael Green and producers Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon to work on this big screen adaptation of the Christie classic.

Poirot was played by Albert Finney in the 1974 film version, earning him an Oscar nomination. David Suchet played the character in the British TV series, while John Moffatt starred in the 90s radio version on BBC Radio 4.

Agatha Christie's great grandson and Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd, James Prichard, said, “The extraordinary thing about my great grandmother’s stories is just how timeless they are. 80 years after the publication of the novel, Fox will bring Murder on the Orient Express to new audiences across the world. We are genuinely excited about this partnership and with 33 Poirot stories to be told, we look forward to this being the first of many collaborations.”

8 comments:

noemi said...

33 movies? It boggles the mind.
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Vallery Feldman said...

let's hope that this time they stick to the story. The David Suchet version was terrible. A real failure in his remarkable run. a good story doesn't need to be improved upon.

janebbooks said...

No! No! No! Henry V and Wallander...Yes. Poirot...No...

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Wow.Can this work? I am fascinated..

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

Hmmm, not sure about this one. I can't get Mr. Suchet out of my head long enough to cast Mr. Branagh in it. LOL. Still, won't mind seeing it on the big screen!

savagewolf07 said...

There is only one Poirot, David suchet.

Patti Phillips said...

I can certainly see Brannagh as the director, but as Poirot? Not so sure about that. Loved him as Wallender and in other roles, but this one gives me pause.

Yves Fey said...

I don't know. They just did such a fabulous version with Suchet that I don't think they can better it.