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    Is anyone else SOOOOOO excited for this movie ? I love Agatha Chirstie and the original is amazing . pretty excited

    I mean look at the cast ….

    Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot

    Tom Bateman as M. Bouc, Poirot’s companion, a director of the Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, the company that runs the Orient Express.

    Lucy Boynton as Countess Andrenyi

    Olivia Colman as Hildegarde Schmidt, Princess Dragomiroff’s maid.

    Penélope Cruz as Greta Ohlsson

    Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman, an undercover detective.

    Judi Dench as Princess Dragomiroff, who hails from Russian royalty.

    Johnny Depp as Ratchett, the murder victim.

    Josh Gad as Hector MacQueen, a nervous, skittish man who drinks too much, is gifted with languages, and is an assistant/translator to
    Ratchett.

    Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Marquez, a Cuban passenger

    Derek Jacobi as Edward Masterman, Ratchett’s valet

    Marwan Kenzari as Pierre Michel, the French conductor of the train.
    Leslie Odom Jr. as Colonel Arbuthnot

    Michelle Pfeiffer as Mrs. Hubbard, a glamorous and opinionated passenger with a secret.

    Sergei Polunin as Count Andrenyi

    Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, a working-class woman in love with Arbuthnot.

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    RobertPius
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    I hate remakes.

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    forwardswill
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    I normally dislike remakes too but then I think of Branagh, Colman, Cruz, Dench, Depp, Jacobi, Pfeiffer and Ridley all in the same room and I don’t seem to care anymore.

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    aahoto-II
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    I’d be more excited if Branagh had chosen And Then There Were None instead.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’m pumped for Pfeiffer and Dench. Beyond that, eh. Though, to be fair, I’m not even terribly fond of the original.

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    LaChienne
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    I’d be more excited if Branagh had chosen And Then There Were None instead.

    The recent (2015?) miniseries was really good and would have killed my interest in a film version.

    I love the book and really enjoyed the original, and I don’t mind remakes at all as long as they’re good, but I’m on the fence about this one. I’ll have to see how it does.

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    Andrew D
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    yEA THE TV REMAKE OF aND THEN THERE WERE NONE WAS SPECTACULAR . I THINK KENNETH IS A GOOD DIRECTOR AND THE CAST SEEMS PRETTY SPECTACULAR AND IM PRETTY EXCITED.

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    Jake
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    I’d rather treat it like the other adaptation of the book and not the remake of 1974 version which would be hard to beat. Score and costumes in particular stand out and cast was clearly having fun. I’m very curious about this version and can’t wait to see it. Apparently “Crooked House”, the other adaptation of Christie’s work, is also set to premiere this year. I loved that mystery too, it’s not as well known as “…Orient Express” but it was very good too. That one had Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks and Gillian Anderson, among others. I would also love to see proper “And Then There Were None” film version. Recent mini-series was ok to great but creators of that piece didn’t seem to understand the main concept behind the idea – why exactly those people were on the island. At least they recognized an original ending.

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    John
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    I have a general disdain for remakes as well. The greater the stature of the film being “remade”, the greater the likelihood of failure, critically and financially. They’re a higher financial risk than original movies, and yet Hollywood persists on betting big bucks and spinning the roulette wheel with them.

    In this case, the 1974 version is going to be an extremely hard act to follow. There’s nothing about it that has reduced its stature after 40+ years in age. Just watched it again some time last year. The money could be better spent on something original, or remaking a movie that hasn’t been done well, with much greater probability of success. One other posting mentioned Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” which has never had a satisfactory cinema production, and I concur. Would be far better to remake it than to try playing “King of the Hill” with a film that received six Academy Award nominations.

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    Andrew D
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    I would love to See Death on the Nile dedone .. I og is amazing.. Bette Davis and Angela Lansbury whew so good. but it would be fun to see/

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    I don’t believe And Then There Were None has had a satisfactory adaptation. I admired the tone, cinematography and many of the performances of the 2015 adaptation, but I agree with Jake – the makers of the 2015 series didn’t understand the novel and changing the nature of some of the original crimes was baffling and detracted from the whole point of the novel. The 2015 ending was close to the ending in the book, but not faithful enough in my opinion.

    And Then There Were None is Christie’s best book and I’m a massive Christie fan.

    I only recently saw the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express and honestly, I was not impressed at all.

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    I can’t wait to see Dame Judi Dench in this! She warms the cockles of my heart, everytime out!!

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    Certain properties can be remade without tarnishing the rep of the previous incarnation/s. The writer-director of this new version will bring the same level of artistic integrity to the project as Cronenberg did with his Fly remake in the 80s. This does not warrant the fan boy reaction to their b-movie nostalgia movies getting cheap knockoffs — this will be artfully done and a possible Oscar nod in supporting for one or more of its supporting actresses.

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    Andrew D
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    Certain properties can be remade without tarnishing the rep of the previous incarnation/s. The writer-director of this new version will bring the same level of artistic integrity to the project as Cronenberg did with his Fly remake in the 80s. This does not warrant the fan boy reaction to their b-movie nostalgia movies getting cheap knockoffs — this will be artfully done and a possible Oscar nod in supporting for one or more of its supporting actresses.

    Ingrid Bergman won the Oscar for the same role Penelope Cruz is playing , i wonder if she were to win how many times has someone one twice for playing the same person?

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Certain properties can be remade without tarnishing the rep of the previous incarnation/s. The writer-director of this new version will bring the same level of artistic integrity to the project as Cronenberg did with his Fly remake in the 80s. This does not warrant the fan boy reaction to their b-movie nostalgia movies getting cheap knockoffs — this will be artfully done and a possible Oscar nod in supporting for one or more of its supporting actresses.

    Ingrid Bergman won the Oscar for the same role Penelope Cruz is playing , i wonder if she were to win how many times has someone one twice for playing the same person?

    Asuming you mean characters that have Oscars for different people, Brando and DeNiro won for playing Vito Corleone.

    Many others have been nominated like Queen Elizabeth for Dench and Blanchett the same year, then Blanchett again, O’Toole got two nods for the same King Henry II, Langella/Hopkins as Nixon, Winslet/Stuart for Rose, Wayne/Bridges in True Grit, among others…)

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