A new teaser for Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile, has arrived, hinting that murder is only the opening. The film is a continuation of Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, where a death onboard the particular train and the cast of suspects at the center of the case were investigated by the one-of-a-kind private detective Hercule Poirot. Death on the Nile begins with Poirot attending a wedding of a picture-perfect couple set sail on a riverboat after receiving an invitation, but then a dead body discovered on board forced him to put effort into finding the murderer.
Despite gaining mixed reviews, Murder on the Orient Express was a commercially smash hit, leading 20th Century Fox to invest in producing a follow-up part with the return of Branagh to act, produce, and direct. The return of Branagh, who was nominated for the Oscar 5 times, attracted a long list of star-studded casts like Tom Bateman, Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, Letitia Wright, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, and Russell Brand. Death on the Nile, which was in production from September to December of 2019, is finally set to enter cinemas this February.
Only less than a month left until the release of the movie, 20th Century Studios has introduced a new teaser of Death on the Nile. The trailer reveals that murder is only the beginning of the story’s intrigue and urges viewers to “the social event of the year.” Check out the latest trailer here:
The newest Death on the Nile teaser maintains the film’s prior promotion, with Armie Hammer’s essential part being minimized in the aftermath of his charges for sexual assault allegations. Those accustomed to the original novel of Agatha Christie or its 1978 film version will recall Simon Doyle’s centrality to the storyline of the film and the investigation ahead driven by the murder, causing much dissatisfaction that both Disney and 20th Century Studios did not decide to reshoot his scenes. Nevertheless, considering his substantial involvement and the participation of A-class star casts, removing him would be more uncomplicated than reuniting the stars amid the epidemic.
Watching how Death on the Nile performs at the box office ahead of its release in February would be quite intriguing for both viewers and the public, given the scandals of anti-vaccination surrounding both Hammer and Letitia Wright on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Besides, Branagh showed his passion for creating an Agatha Christie cinematic universe in the run-up to the Murder on the Orient Express release. The cinematic universe will be defined by how sufficiently the movie competes with Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall and Jackass Forever. Only until Death on the Nile enters cinemas on February 11 will time tell what future lies ahead.