Movie News: Kenneth Branagh Suggests Agatha Christie Cinematic Universe; 'The Artist' Director Ventures Into Animation


Movie News: Kenneth Branagh Suggests Agatha Christie Cinematic Universe; 'The Artist' Director Ventures Into Animation

Dec 27, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

Death on the Nile: Kenneth Branagh, who recently starred as Agatha Christie's famed fictional detective Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (above) and will reprise the role in the sequel Death on the Nile, also based on a Christie novel, wonders about more connected movies drawn from her work: "I think there are possibilities, aren’t there? With 66 books and short stories and plays … There’s a complete world that she’s created." [Associated Press]

 

The Artist

Little Jules Verne: Academy Award-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, above, with Jean Dujardin) has come on board the animated movie Little Jules Verne, "adapting the script and dialogue." The original script was written by Anne and Gérard Guèro (known together as Ange) and Pierre-Gilles Stehr; it reimagines the young life of the famed author (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea), who grew up in Europe in the 19th century. [Deadline]

 

Paddington 2

Paddington 2 Trailer: In the adorable new trailer for Paddington 2, we get a hint of what awaits the titular bear in the sequel. Now adapted to life in London, he must unmask a thief who has stolen a very special book. Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville star in the live-action movie that features animated characters, voiced by Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton. The family adventure will open in theaters on January 12. [Movieclips]

 

Gerard Butler

Den of Thieves Trailer: Gerard Butler stars in the final trailer for Den of Thieves as the leader of an elite police unit in Los Angeles that is charged with stopping the state's most successful bank robbery crew. Pablo Schreiber and O'Shea Jackson Jr. also star; the crime thriller opens in theaters nationwide on January 19. [Movieclips]

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