Despite having mediocre critic and audience reviews, Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express is still getting a sequel, and we just got our first teaser for Death on the Nile. Like the first film, it's full of stars, and Branagh's Hercule Poirot still has a ridiculous mustache.
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 tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
As I said, this movie is full of stars. Besides Gadot and Hammer, the movie also has appearances from Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Letitia Wright (Black Panther), and Russell Brand. Personally I'm excited to see how Emma Mackey does in the film because she does fantastic work on Netflix's Sex Education. Amazing how she managed to land a blockbuster film so soon.
Personally, I wasn't a big fan of Murder on the Orient Express. Though they did try to change the story to cater to the popular twist, the reveal was a tad underwhelming. Maybe they could have a more interesting take on Death on the Nile, but we'll just have to wait for the movie to come out to be able to tell.
Catch Death on the Nile in theaters Oct. 23.