According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor/director Kenneth Branagh will likely return to direct the sequel and reprise his role as Hercule Poirot, while screenwriter Michael Green will write the script.
“Death on the Nile,” one of Christie’s most popular novels was previously adapted in 1978 staring Mia Farrow and Bette Davis. The boat used in the original production can be visited in Aswan. The book was published in 1937; it follows the famous detective on his holiday to Egypt, where he finds himself wrapped up in a murder case while taking a boat-trip on the Nile.
“Murder on the Orient Express” has grossed almost $240 million at the Box Office thus far.