Death on the Nile

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Agatha Christie is taking us on a murderous holiday to Egypt

Kenneth Branagh the five-time Academy Award Nominee has put on the mustache again to direct and lead a star-studded cast in the new 20th Century Studios’ “Death on the Nile” sequel to his delightful portrayal of Hercule Poirot in “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017). The talent behind scenes is also returning with Michael Green who adapted the script from Christie’s novel, produced by Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a., Judy Hofflund, p.g.a. and Kevin J. Walsh, with Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Mathew Prichard serving as executive producers.

More than 100 years after the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, her crime fiction works remain immensely popular and continue to be discovered anew by people around the world. I’m thrilled that Disney and our partners believe in this franchise, which has helped introduce millions of new fans to Christie’s classic works. We’re honored to be in business with Disney, Ken, and all who are dedicated to preserving the long legacy of these titles for future generations.

James Prichard, chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd., 

The new film is based on the thrilling 1937 novel by Agatha Christie. Our favorite Belgian detective is again embroiled in a murder while on holiday this time it takes place in Egypt. The story of love, obsession, jealousy, and passion has Kenneth switching hats as the director and star in the film that will sail into theatres on February 11, 2022. It was filmed on 65mm Panavision cameras in 2019 and will have fans of Agatha believing they traveled in time back to the 1930s with the detailed recreation of locations that inspired the novel. 

Ken’s sweeping, elegant vision for this classic story deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. We’re so proud of this film, our brilliant cast, and the stellar work that went into bringing ‘Death on the Nile’ to screen. 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

Steve Asbell, 20th Century Studios Production President

“Death on the Nile” has Kenneth return to the screen as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this dramatic tale of love gone wrong features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement. The film will be released to theatres so that audiences can see the film as imagined by Kenneth Branagh.   

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