Ridley Scott is set to produce a remake of the 1974 Oscar nominated film Murder of the Orient Express. He will produce the film alongside Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon for 20th Century Fox. The movie is based on the Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel, which featured detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of a passenger on an outbound train from Istanbul.
The original film starred Albert Finney as detective Poirot, and Ingrid Bergman, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress.
The Orient Express isn't in operation anymore, but I assume this will end up being a period movie set in the 1930s. Scott is currently working on his Moses film, Exodus, and depending on when the studio wants to make this new film, he could also possibly end up directing it.
The Orient Express is a great detective story, one that I think would make for a good new adaptation.
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