Sir Kenneth Branagh wants to make Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’ into a new film.
The 56-year-old actor starred as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ – which he also directed – and he wants to star as the iconic detective again and is keen to bring Christie’s 1937 novel to the big screen.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, Branagh said: “It’s a great book, you know. Michael – Michael Green, our screenwriter – wanted to feel this Poirot who never gets a holiday. You could call it, instead of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, you could say ‘Hercule Poirot Tries To Take A Holiday’.
“First in Istanbul, then on the Orient Express, then at the end he gets sent to Egypt. ‘Death on the Nile’ – if we did one, we’d love to.
“The public will decide; they come to see this in sufficient numbers we’ll be there. I’d love to play Poirot again and that’s a very, very passionate book about obsessive love. So it’s very dangerous.
“And given that we have a Poirot who has this mysterious relationship to Katherine [who is seen in a photograph].
“Who is she? What is she? And where does he sit when it comes to the world of romance – beyond the hint that it never goes unpunished? I think there’s gold in them hills if we get the chance.”
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