Murder on the Orient Express retells Agatha Christie‘s many-told tale with plenty of dodgy cod-French accents, as shown by the trailer, on a lavish train ride, on which unfolds a stylish & suspenseful mystery, it says here, and all in a race for thirteen stranded strangers and one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Shot in Panavision Super 70 by Kenneth Branagh – who also plays Detective Hercule Poirot, I saw people raving about this from the trailer but I can’t see why. It looks more like a TV special than a big-screen movie.
The film also stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, Adam Garcia and Derek Jacobi.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) is released in the UK on November 3rd.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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