It was last February that Gerard Butler was set for upcoming actioner, Snow Ponies. Having taken a back seat since then, trade news out of the American Film Market is emerging with reports that noted debut directing gig from second unit director Darrin Prescott (John Wick: Chapter, Deadpool 2, Black Panther) is making its case through next week for buyers thanks to Endeavor Content.
Snoot Entertainment’s Keith and Jess Calder are producing with Made Up Stories’s Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky. Jeanne Snow is executive producing with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.
As far as remakes go, I’m not ever completely for them. I’m not against them either and with certainly there being a number of titles I’ve never really been keen on catching in my lifetime. The 1974 feature film, Murder On The Orient Express is one such title and for this, starring actor and director Kenneth Brannagh’s own take on the 1934 classic crime story, now has its first trailer running and a November 10 release from Twentieth Century Fox.
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.
I have a funny feeling I’ll be coming across Sidney Lumet’s film before long.
Logan and Blade Runner 2049 scribe Michael Green wrote the film joining Branagh with an ensemble cast comprised of Tom Bateman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Sergei Polunin. Check out the official trailer and poster below!