Hollywood has had a long history of adapting literature classics into big screen events. From modern classics such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and The Help to all-time great works like The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Gone With The Wind. It seems like they have gone back to the bookshelf as Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel of the same name comes to life.
A lavish train ride through Europe unfolds into a suspenseful mystery. From the novel of Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the story of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Now if you haven’t read this mystery novel, it’s fantastic and one of Christie’s best. This movie looks excellently crafted and with style by leading man and director Kenneth Branagh.. A stellar cast joins Branagh such as Penelope Cruz, William Dafoe, Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Dep, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr, and Michelle Pfeiffer. I’ve always been a fan of Branagh’s work, especially with his Shakespearean works so I know that he will treat this property with respect and honor towards the source material.
This movie looks like it could be an interesting who-dun-it film; a mystery sub-genre that Hollywood hasn’t had come out in a few years. I’m prepared to take this ride and see where it takes me.
Murder on the Orient Express pulls into theaters on November 10, 2017.