‘A Haunting in Venice’ new trailer: Kenneth Branagh is back as Poirot

A second trailer has been released for A Haunting in Venice!

Kenneth Branagh‘s new Poirot mystery follows his previous two Agatha Christie adaptations in 2017 and 2022.

Set in post-World War II on All Hallows’ Eve, the “unsettling supernatural thriller” is based on on Christie’s 1969 book Hallowe’en Party.

A Haunting in Venice marks Branagh’s third time playing iconic detective Hercule Poirot, with the British filmmaker and actor once again also directing the movie.

Here’s a brand new poster:

As with Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, the film boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jude Hill (Belfast), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), and Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh.

Also appearing are Kyle Allen (Rosaline), Ali Khan (6 Underground), Emma Laird (Mayor of Kingstown), Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone), and Riccardo Scamarcio (Caravaggio’s Shadow).

We got our first look at the starry line-up in a spooky teaser trailer, unveiled back in April:

Described as “a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot,” A Haunting in Venice arrives in cinemas this autumn on Friday 15 September.

“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,” the official synopsis reveals.

“When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.”

Take a look at the latest trailer here:

Fans on YouTube were intrigued by the shift in tone from Kenneth Branagh’s previous two Poirot movies.

“It probably won’t be a full on horror movie, but the mere presence of those semi-horror elements makes this one of the most unusual but also interesting ideas I’ve seen this year,” says one comment.

“This looks SO GOOD! Excellent cast, beautiful cinematography, loving the direction Branagh is taking with this one,” wrote another.

“Now THIS is how you make a sequel,” sums up a fan. “Throw the characters into a different genre, and watch it unfold. This looks like it’s going to be better than the last two movies.”

“Very few movies are afraid to switch genres, especially with the third movie in the series,” they added. “For that reason alone, I hope that this is a great success. It’s great when movies try something different.”

A Haunting in Venice isn’t the only Agatha Christie adaptation coming up, with BritBox developing three more projects following the success of last year’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? mini-series.

The BBC’s new version of Murder is Easy also began filming this month, starring Penelope Wilton from Downton Abbey!

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley is also set to star in a TV series about Christie’s famous 11-day disappearance too.

Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.