When it was first announced that there would be a remake of iconic film, Murder on the Orient Express, there were questions of who would end up penning the script based on the Agatha Christie novel. The original story of the Orient Express revolved around Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is tasked with the investigation of a murder that took place in his train car.
The remake was first announced last year and it was pretty quickly revealed that it was to be produced by Ridley Scott with Simon Kinberg but the writer seat remained vacant until now. This week, it was announced that Michael Green will write the script.
Green recently just finished writing the sequel to another famous film, Blade Runner. But he is also known for working on the much unloved superhero project Green Lantern.
This is the second time the famous mystery novel is being adapted into a film. The first time being in 1974 by Sidney Lumet. This classic film had a stellar cast including Albert Finney in the lead role and Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York all playing various supporting roles as potential suspects.
Currently, there is no director signed on to take on the murder mystery film. Hopefully this means careful consideration is going into this project. There is also no word on who the studio is eyeing to star in the film.