‘Death on the Nile’ delayed again: Fans have an even longer wait for Poirot sequel

The release date for Death on the Nile has been postponed yet again.

The follow-up to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express movie sees director Kenneth Branagh reprise his role as Hercule Poirot.

The sequel is based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery novel, originally published in 1937.

Death on the Nile was originally due to be released in December 2019, but was pushed back a year to October 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic then caused the studio to delay the movie until this December, before the release was cancelled again.

A new date has now been announced, with the film set to debut on 17th September 2021, although this is of course still subject to change.

Watch the trailer:


The official synopsis reads: “Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

“Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.”

The all-star cast of Death on the Nile includes Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Rose Leslie (Downton Abbey), Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ali Fazal (Victoria & Abdul), Sophie Okonedo (Christopher Robin), Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair), and Russell Brand.

They’ll also be joined by comedy double-act Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders!

Murder on the Orient Express is available on DVD on Amazon.