Climb aboard the Orient Express for another suspenseful trailer. This marks the second trailer for the film, the first was released back in June. The mystery-thriller was directed by Kenneth Branagh, working from a screenplay by Michael Green.
The film is based on the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie ($8 on Amazon), “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. One of the more popular adaptions of this film was released back in 1974, that film was directed by Sidney Lumet, working from a screenplay by Paul Dehn. That film featured Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, and Ingrid Bergman. Fans of the original work can watch the new trailer below, thanks to a quick upload from 20th Century FOX earlier this morning.
The film has an all-star cast, including Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh, 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.
The project should have a pretty easy debut, only opening against the comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” nationwide. There are a few limited-releases that may bite into the total gross, including the dramas “In Between” and “Lady Bird”. The dark-comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is also expected to release that weekend from Fox Searchlight, but that will be a limited-release as well. The real competition will be the following week, when “Justice League,” “The Star,” and “Wonder” released nationwide. With “Wonder Woman” more popular than ever, it will be interesting to see how the superhero impacts the “Justice League” opening weekend.
If you need to set a reminder, “Murder on the Orient Express” will hit theaters on November 10, 2017, the film was produced by Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Shaefer, and Judy Hofflund.