This Friday cinema grows a big hipster moustache goes old school whodunnit, Agatha Christie-style with the release of Murder On The Orient Express. Hercule Piroit is one of the greatest fictional detectives, up there with Sherlock Holmes, getting a rare appearance on the big screen. Kenneth Branagh is the man behind the lens as well as the man the ‘tache hoping to entice a new generation of Christie fans to check out this movie and hopefully read the books.
This is a story that needs no explanation and Branagh is hoping to blend the traditional with the modern cinematic experience. When you’re remaking a classic period movie you got to create something that captures that era. In a new Featurette, we get a look at the set design including some snippets of unseen footage too.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
A great week for Agatha Christie fans which included a number of Christie’s movies been re-released, including the last time Murder On The Orient Express was in cinemas. Read our reviews here.
Murder On The Orient Express will be released in the UK, Irish and U.S cinemas Friday 3rd November.
The movie stars the following suspects: Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Michael Peña, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Derek Jacobi.