– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Later this year will see the release of the murder mystery film Murder on the Orient Express. Not only is this a film that boasts source material from whodunnit expert Agatha Christie, but it also boasts an amazing casts that includes Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

In the director’s chair is Kenneth Branagh, the man behind such films as Cinderella and Thor. While he’s done a great job bringing these more VFX-heavy productions to the big screen, this film allows him to get a bit more stylized and creative on a smaller scale. With the cast and story at his disposal, he is allowed to dabble more into the more dramatic Shakespearean stuff that he started out directing. Blending that with all the things he’s learned over the past couple decades is seeming to result in quite the unique flavor of filmmaking.

As a fan of both Branagh and Agatha Christie, I’m very interested to see how the film tackles the source material, and if this trailer is any indication, it will be fittingly dark and thoroughly entertaining. On the whole, it was a solid trailer, though it didn’t feel quite as complete as that first one we got a couple months back, and its ending seemed to cut off as it started to gain momentum. Regardless, it looks to be a movie well worth its time and money.

The official synopsis for Murder on the Orient Express is below:

“What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.”

What did you think of this trailer for Murder on the Orient Express? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Murder on the Orient Express hits theaters on November 10, 2017, and will have limited 70mm showings in New York and Los Angeles.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.