Death on the Nile is an upcoming American mystery thriller adapting the Agatha Christie novel of the same name. It is directed once again by Kenneth Branagh following 2017's Murder on the Orient Express, starring him once again as the Great Detective Hercule Poirot, with a screenplay by Michael Green. It is the third screen adaptation of Christie's novel, following the 1978 film starring Peter Ustinov and the 2004 episode of Poirot (with David Suchet). It was due to release on October 9, 2020 but has since been delayed to February 11, 2022 (due to the COVID-19 Pandemic).
Hercule Poirot is tasked with finding a murderer whilst on a holiday cruise on the Nile river in Egypt. He soon discovers that the murder links up to a mysterious love triangle.
Like its predecessor, it boasts an All-Star Cast:
- Sir Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot
- Armie Hammer as Simon Doyle
- Gal Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle
- Letitia Wright as Rosalie Otterbourne
- Annette Bening as Euphemia
- Ali Fazal as Andrew Katchadourian
- Sophie Okonedo as Salome Otterbourne
- Dawn French as Mrs. Bowers
- Tom Bateman as Bouc
- Emma Mackey as Jacqueline de Bellefort
- Rose Leslie as Louise Bourget
- Jennifer Saunders as Marie Van Schuyler
- Russell Brand as Dr. Bessner
Death on the Nile contains examples of:
- Eiffel Tower Effect: The trailer wastes no time displaying the Pyramids of Giza and the colossal statues of the Abu Simbel temples to show us that it's set in Egypt. The "A" in "Death" in the film's logo is even styled as an outline of a pyramid.
- Hotter and Sexier: The trailer plays up the sexual attraction between Simon and Jacqueline more than any previous adaptation with a steamy sequence on the dance floor, and the film overall displays more sensuality than Murder on the Orient Express.
- Lady in Red: The seductive Jacqueline de Bellefort wears a red dress in the trailer.
- Poirot Speak: But of course, since it's the Trope Namer. Poirot speaks English with a very thick French-like accent in the trailer.
- Scenery Porn: The trailer displays gorgeous shots of both the Egyptian scenery and the steamboat, though every adaptation has made sure to feature the photogenic scenery.