With Murder on the Orient Express and the recent Death on the Nile having been a success news reaches us of that the latest Agatha Christie adaptation is going into into production on Halloween. Once again Kenneth Branagh will direct and star again as the detective Hercule Poirot. The film will be ‘A Haunting in Venice’ an unsettling supernatural-thriller inspired by Agatha Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Michael Green (“Logan”) and will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in Venice.
As well as Kenneth Branagh this latest Agatha Christie adaptation will have an ensemble cast that will include Kyle Allen (“Rosaline”), Camille Cottin (“Call My Agent”), Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”), Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), Jude Hill (“Belfast”), Ali Khan (“6 Underground”), Emma Laird (“Mayor of Kingstown”), Kelly Reilly (“Yellowstone”), Riccardo Scamarcio (“Caravaggio’s Shadow”), and Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”).
The film is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve, “A Haunting in Venice” is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.
About the latest Agatha Christie adaptation Kenneth Branagh issued a statement saying, “This is a fantastic development of the character Hercule Poirot, as well as the Agatha Christie franchise. Based on a complex, little known tale of mystery set at Halloween in a pictorially ravishing city, it is an amazing opportunity for us, as filmmakers, and we are relishing the chance to deliver something truly spine-chilling for our loyal movie audiences.”
“A Haunting in Venice” will open in cinemas nationwide in late 2023.