Agatha Christie published Death on the Nile in 1937, a few years after Orient Express.
The thrilling tales of English crime-detective novelist Agatha Christie are going to make a comeback on the big screen with Death on the Nile. Detective Hercule Poirot, a character who appears in almost 50 Agatha Christie novels, will star in this one as well. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. The novel was first adapted in the 1970s by John Guillermin.
The book has been previously adapted into a 1978 film, with Peter Ustinov as Poirot along with Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, among others.
Assuming this new Death on the Nile movie will follow in the footsteps of Murder on the Orient Express, then it will likely also be a faithful adaptation rather than take significant creative liberties. "The answer lies in our need for comfort". According to Variety, although Kenneth Branagh hasn't signed a deal yet to both direct and reprise Hercule Poirot for this sequel, that's expected to be rectified soon.
Murder on the Orient Express stars Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley.
Nevertheless, the Death on the Nile team has their work cut out for them if Fox wants to assemble a franchise of Christie adaptations.
Michael Green will write the script, having written Orient Express, as well as the screenplays for Logan and Bladerunner 2049 in 2017 alone.