Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile sets release date

Tom Chapman
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From Digital Spy

There's been a muuuuuurder (again), and we'll be able to see Kenneth Branagh's Hercule Poirot find the culprit in 2019.

Last year saw a new reimagining of Agatha Christie's Poirot chug into cinemas, as one of the author's most famous crime stories, Murder on the Orient Express, was released with Branagh as the lead and director.

A follow-up got the green light just after Murder hit cinemas, and now we have a few more details on where we will head next.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Death on the Nile will premiere on November 8, 2019, with Branagh again directing and returning in his role as the moustachioed marvel.

Adapting 1937 novel Death on the Nile (later turned into the play Murder on the Nile), the movie will follow the Belgian detective as he heads to sunnier climes. This time, Poirot is tasked with solving the murder of a successful socialite while aboard a steamer boat in Egypt.

Murder was a so-so attempt at another rehash of the classic tale, but with some impressive box office takings, it makes sense that Fox commissioned a sequel.

And with Branagh already pushing for an expanded Agatha Christie universe, will this be the last we see of him as the super sleuth?

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Branagh compared working with the original cast to competing alongside Olympic athletes, and with talent like Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe and Daisy Ridley, we can see his point.

While it looks like only Branagh will return form that cast, expect an equally A-list ensemble to fill the roster of Death on the Nile.

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