The train is pulling out of the station as we get nearer to the November debut of Kenneth Branagh‘s adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s Murder On The Orient Express. The mysterious first trailer has arrived, highlighting the star-studded A-list cast and (re)introducing Branagh’s Hercule Poirot to the modern audience.
Despite the story being relatively well known, it was due for a modern retelling and there’s no better way to introduce a fresh audience to a classic tale than with a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judy Dench, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe and Josh Gad. With Branagh starring and directing, and Michael Green (American Gods) having written the script, the film is set up for success.
The trailer, thankfully, simply sets the scene and gives us a brief overview of the suspects aboard the train. While there are likely more revealing trailers to come, this first one is a refreshingly restrained clip that teases just enough mystery to keep us wanting more. Even if you’ve read Christie’s 1934 novel or seen Sidney Lumet‘s 1974 adaptation, this version offers plenty of intrigue.
Check out the trailer below:
Murder On The Orient Express pulls into cinemas Friday, November 10.