twentieth Century Studios is giving us a pleasant reminder this morning that considered one of their long-delayed movies remains to be set to hit the massive display screen. A brand new trailer and poster has been launched for Death on the Nile, which reunites us with Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot who’s the case for a brand new thriller.
Based mostly on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, “Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian trip aboard a glamorous river steamer turns right into a terrifying seek for a assassin when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically minimize brief. Set in opposition to an epic panorama of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this dramatic story of affection gone flawed contains a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed vacationers and sufficient depraved twists and turns to depart audiences guessing till the ultimate, surprising denouement.” The movie additionally stars Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Model, Ali Fazal, Daybreak French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
Demise on the Nile has been hit with quite a few setbacks heading in the direction of its launch, principally as a result of delays due to the worldwide pandemic. The movie has been accomplished for greater than a yr and was initially set to hit the massive display screen in 2020. Whereas the pandemic was one hurdle, the film was dealt one other problematic blow when considered one of its stars, Armie Hammer, was accused by multiple women of emotional abuse, manipulation, and coercion. The allegations led to Hammer dropping a number of high-profile jobs, together with a co-starring position with Jennifer Lopez in Shotgun Wedding ceremony and a sequence concerning the making of The Godfather on Paramount+. The conundrum with Demise on the Nile is that the movie was already accomplished earlier than the allegations went public and getting round him being within the film can be a tough process. Based on “The Hollywood Reporter“, choices on the desk for the studio had been to reshoot the film with a brand new star who may exchange Hammer however that in the end wasn’t possible because of the scale of the movie and gathering the ensemble solid again for the undertaking would’ve been near-impossible on the time because of the pandemic.
Another choice explored was to make use of digital know-how to edit or alter the movie however that may even be difficult due to the dimensions of the solid and its intricate storyline. On the finish of the day, the studio determined to maneuver forward with an unique theatrical launch as a substitute of shelving the movie or promoting it to a streamer as a result of they felt it could be a disservice to the remainder of the ensemble solid. There may be additionally the case of franchise potential. 2017’s Homicide on the Orient Specific, additionally primarily based on a Christie novel and that includes Branagh alongside one other sprawling solid, grossed practically $353 million globally. The hope is that Demise on the Nile will repeat that enterprise.
As for the brand new trailer, they’re not hiding Armie Hammer in it and it appears to be like like they’re going with displaying him as a result of there may be extra to this movie than simply him. The film stars a slew of acquainted faces which might be additionally featured prominently within the trailer within the hopes that they may generate curiosity past the Armie Hammer drawback.
Did YOU just like the trailer? Demise on the Nile hits screens on February 11, 2022. You’ll be able to try the brand new poster for the movie under!