After Assassination on the Orient Express and pending Assassination on the Nile, again by and with Kenneth Branagh, Agatha Christie Limited really rejoices: that’s why.
There is a decent wait for Murder on the Nile by and with Kenneth Branagh, the second time by the English actor and director in the role ofHercule Poirot of Agatha Christie, after the solid success of Murder on the Orient Express of 2017: the film should be in our cinemas on November 26th, except for counter-orders from Disney which distributes it, having inherited it from the recently acquired Fox. Meanwhile, Cinemablend discussed these new adaptations with James Prichard, great-grandson of the writer and head of Agatha Christie Limited, the company that manages rights and initiatives related to the vast corpus.
If you remember, an assassination line on the Orient Express unequivocally announced that the next investigation would be on the Nile: “I have to take him to Egypt immediately, there was a murder, sir. Right on the damn Nile. “Pure provocation for the fans and very contemporary setting of the usual” universes. “According to Prichard, it had a great side effect:
The amazing thing is, after that joke, sales [del romanzo] of Murder on the Nile they took off, precisely because of that quote in Murder on the Orient Express. And we currently have one sales growth on the whole repertoire, particularly in the United States, one of the things that gives us the most satisfaction. I mean, of course, we’ve sold a lot of copies of Assassination on the Orient Express, but we’ve also sold a ton of everything else!
Prichard adds that he is personally satisfied also because he would have been reiterated, over and over again, that sooner or later the myth of Agatha Christie it would go down and that, in general, the books themselves were at the end of the line. Murder on the Orient Express, against a budget of 55 million dollars, he grossed 353 worldwide: in particular in Europe, the Italian collection of 17 million dollars was second only to the (predictably) English one of 32.