Well, the 1974 version of Agatha Christie’s 1934 mystery was a star studded affair, so it’s no surprise that this remake is going to feature the likes of Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, Tom Bateman, Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench, and the currently very hot Daisy Ridley. When I first noticed this news, I expected to read that Depp would be playing Hercule Poirot, who was played by Albert Finney in the earlier film but who is a character probably most recognisable in the form of David Suchet. However, it’s director Kenneth Branagh who is going to be essaying the role of the great detective. Depp will play the murdered character Ratchett.

Of course one can ask why on earth we need this remake when the earlier film, which used to be a Sunday afternoon TV favourite when I was young, was perfectly good enough. But Branagh did do a surprisingly good job with Cinderella.

Michael Green will be writing the screenplay, and filming’s due to start in London this November. No release date yet.


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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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