Death on the Nile sees Kenneth Branagh return to the intriguing, twisty-turny world of Agatha Christie aka the Queen of Crime. Following his blockbusting adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Branagh once more pulls double-duty as actor and director, donning the moustache and the clothes of the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot.
While on holiday in Egypt, Poirot finds himself pulled into another diabolical and seemingly impossible crime. The wealthy and newly-married heiress Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle (Gal Gadot) has been found shot dead in her cabin aboard a luxury paddle steamer. So, who pulled the trigger? As ever, the list of suspects is broad and multifaceted, and Poirot must get to the bottom of the case before the killer strikes again.
With ticket booking now open for Death on the Nile, here are five reasons why you need to secure your seat immediately.
1. It reunites us with Branagh's iteration of Poirot
Branagh made a vivid impression in Murder on the Orient Express with his physical, flamboyant take on Christie's classic creation. We now get to experience his interpretation of the character, plus that magnificent facial hair, all over again, as his dedicated, compassionate yet steely and determined Poirot vows to get to the bottom of another fiendish plot.
2. There's an all-star cast
In addition to Gal Gadot, the glittering cast includes Annette Bening, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Rose Leslie, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Russell Brand. Which of these individuals is playing the murderer? That's for you to find out.
3. The locations are to die for
Christie's classic novel makes expert use of locations both confined and expansive, keeping us guessing as to where the culprit could be lurking. From ancient temples to the nooks and crannies of the boat itself, the source material provides rich inspiration for a director of Branagh's calibre. Branagh's movie was actually largely shot in Morocco, but the handsome polish of the movie, accentuated by the costumes and score from Branagh's regular collaborator Patrick Doyle, defines this as a big-screen treat through and through.
4. You can experience the movie in a variety of exciting viewing formats
Upgrade from the standard widescreen presentation to Superscreen. It utilises an expanded screen, plus dynamic, all-encompassing surround sound, to pull you right into the heart of Poirot's head-scratching new case. And if you want to make an evening of it, why not don your finest and opt for the ViP experience? Available at selected Cineworld cinemas, our ViP screens allow you to enjoy our deluxe lounge and luxury seats, plus free drinks and snacks.
5. Put simply, who can resist a murder mystery?
There's a very good reason why Agatha Christie's writing endures to this day, and why skilled filmmakers like Branagh are drawn to her work like a moth to the flame. Put simply, she spins a fantastic yarn peppered with twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout. And Christie always plays fair – one thing's for sure, when the solution is revealed, you may kick yourself for not deducing it sooner. Such is the pleasure of watching a new Christie adaptation on the biggest screen possible.
Click here to book your tickets for Death on the Nile. The movie opens in Cineworld cinemas on 11th February.