The First Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express Is Positively Chilling
The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling 1934 novel, Murder on the Orient Express, is here, and it’s even more haunting than you could have imagined. In the clip, a murder takes place on the long-haul train ride, and the murderer is still loose among them.
“There is something about a tangle of strangers, pressed together for days with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another and never see each other again,” detective Hercule Poirot, played by Kenneth Branagh, says in the trailer. “If there was a murder, then there was a murderer. The murderer is with us, and every one of you is a suspect.”
And if this trailer is even more sinister than the book you remember, there’s a good reason why.
“I think we’re making a scarier film than people might imagine. We’re not trying to turn it into something it isn’t, but I think we’re away from the drawing room mystery, and we’re into something [else]. Because the book is also a dark psychological revenge drama,” director and star Kenneth Branagh told Entertainment Weekly.
Murder on the Orient Express hits theaters Nov. 10. Watch the haunting trailer at top.