Finally some great news for all the fans of crime and mystery, especially for Agatha Christie fans.
Michael Green (2011’s Green Lantern) has signed up to pen the film, and now Fox will be hoping that it’s full speed ahead for the project.
Apart from Green, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and The Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg is attached to the project as a producer, alongside both Mark Gordon (Speed and Saving Private Ryan), and Ridley Scott. There still isn’t a director attached for the project.
Murder On The Orient Express is Agatha Christie’s most famous book.
It was originally published back in 1934, and numerous adaptations of the novel across a variety of platforms have been made, with the most successful being the 1974 film with it’s amazing cast: legendary British actor Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, alongside Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, and Ingrid Bergman. It was directed by Sidney Lumet.
Murder On The Orient Express revolves around the Belgian detective (Poirot), a famous crime-solving genius accompanied by his “little gray cells.” Naturally, when an American tycoon is found murdered on board the train (the Orient Express), he immediately starts to investigate.