[Movies] 20th Century Fox Developing New Film Based on Murder on the Orient Express Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.12.2013
From the Agatha Christie novel…
Variety reports that 20th Century Fox is developing a feature adaptation of the Agatha Christie book Murder on the Orient Express.
Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, and Ridley Scott are attached to produce the project based on Christie's book published in 1934. The story is the 10th to follow her iconic French detective Hercule Poirot. Below is an official synopsis for the book:
A group of passengers trapped on the Orient Express in a snow storm with a murdered body and a Belgian detective to keep them company: Murder on the Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie's most famous stories. It's an intricate mystery revolving around a group of characters cut off from the world and Poirot exhibits not only the power of his little grey cells but his concern and compassion for humanity.
The book was previously adapted for the screen in 1974 by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Poirot.
No writer or director is attached to direct the film. Scott is only interested in serving a producer role on the project.