If you’re in need of a murder mystery film to sink your teeth into, Murder on the Orient Express is just the ticket! On Thursday (June 1), 20th Century Fox released the official trailer for the upcoming film and the one thing we know is that everyone is a suspect.
Murder on the Orient Express is the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s iconic novel and the mystery is even more intriguing on screen. It follows a train as it travels through Europe in style, until a murder takes place and the 13 people remaining on the train are all potential murderers!
The trailer begins with a beautiful shot of a snowy European city where the lavish train is being boarded. Next, we see a slew of meticulously dressed passengers seated for the dinner service.
“You know there is something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another and never see each other again,” a voice says setting the tone.
All of a sudden the train slams on its breaks in the icy mountains and bam, you know something has happened.
“ A passenger has died,” the voice says as we are introduced to everyone riding the train. One by one, we see the titles of each of the 13 potentials suspects. Everyone from a professor and butler and princess are riding this murder train, and only one man can stop the killer before he strikes again.
“My name is Hercule Poirot, and I probably the greatest detective in the world,” the narrator finally reveals. Hercule is played by Kenneth Branagh, and if his voice doesn’t demand attention, his fancy and funky mustache will definitely do the trick.
Now all we need to know is who did it? It’s like Clue but on a train, and it could be anyone. Maybe it’s Mary Debenham (The Governess) played by Daisy Ridley, or Hector MacQueen (The Assistant) played by Josh Gad.
It could also be Ratchett played by Johnny Depp, who appears to be missing when we meet the rest of the travelers, but who we do see standing in the sleeping quarters before the screech. We have so many questions and we can’t wait to get answers this fall when the movie comes to the big screen and the mystery unfolds.
Murder on the Orient Express is set to hit theaters on November 10, 2017.