According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Studios is producing a third, new Agatha Christie film centered on her curious detective Hercule Poirot.
While not officially announced by the company, the news was revealed in an interview with 20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell. When asked if there would more Agatha Christie adaptations, Asbell responded, “We have a third script written, by Michael Green, that is a pretty daring shift in genre and in tone. It’s post-war Venice and an adaptation of one of the lesser-known novels. So I think you’ll see the mustache again.”
He also hinted that because Branagh was the star, he would also direct the next film as well.
The news comes just weeks after the seemingly cursed sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, was finally released to the public following multiple postponements due to the pandemic. Prior to the film, the film also came under scrutiny as a result of numerous controversies surrounding several cast members. The film has since gone on to be a modest box office success, so it’s not that surprising that a sequel has been greenlit.
Given the hint of what the next film will be about and where it would take place, the only mystery that remains is who else will join on Branagh on his next international journey? We expect to hear more about the film soon.