Today we got a look at the first trailer for the latest iteration of Agatha Christie’s classic novel, featuring her great detective Hercule Poirot. And frankly it’s a lot to take in. That stacked cast. That mustache. That completely inappropriate Imagine Dragons song that’s gonna be stuck in your head for the rest of the day now.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure. Make sure and stick around until the end. That song is not coming from another tab on your browser. That’s in the trailer.
First things first: it’s not old-timey Snowpiercer. Well, it might be. But it probably isn’t. And yes, that was Johnny Depp you saw for a second in the train hallway. But seriously, that fucking cast! Kenneth Branagh not only directed the movie but stars as Poirot. Personally, they had me at Olivia Colman, but the rest of the lineup includes Judi Dench, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Derek Jacobi, Marwan Kenzari, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Sergei Polunin, and Daisy Ridley. And I’m giving special billing to the mustache that Branagh’s Poirot is sporting, because I’m pretty sure that thing has a life of its own.
American Gods co-creator Michael Green wrote the screenplay, so maybe there will be a couple of blood geysers? Fingers crossed.
Murder On The Orient Express comes out November 10th. Hopefully without an anachronistic pop song included. And in the meantime, that mustache will be starring in my dreams all summer.