Fox plans remake of 'Murder on the Orient Express'

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Fox is planning a remake of the classic 1974 detective drama Murder on the Orient Express from Sidney Lumet.

Variety reported that Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg will be producers on the upcoming project but no director or actors have been selected.

Scott is currently working on his most recent film, Exodus, for Fox, The Hollywood Reporter added. Kinberg just re-signed his deal with the studio, and will most likely be put on a path that would include working on the highly popular X-Men universe. Gordon is currently working on another Narnia film.

The '70s film was based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express. Orient Express starred Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot. This film was a huge success, making over $35 million and receiving six Academy Award nominations.

No word yet on if this remake will be a period piece or a modern take on the material.

Furthermore, no production schedule or release date has been announced regarding the new Orient Express.

image: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore


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