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Kenneth Branagh to direct Murder On The Orient Express

16 June 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kenneth Branagh looks set to follow up Disney's Cinderella with a bit of Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot...

Trying to guess what film Kenneth Branagh is going to plump for next is no easy task. His last three movies as director have been his three biggest blockbuster projects to date, namely Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Cinderella. The latter has grossed over $500m for Disney thus far, and arrives on disc in August.

So: is Branagh the man to bring Thor: Ragnarok to the big screen then? It certainly doesn't look like it, as instead he's circling a big screen take on Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express.

20th Century Fox is putting the project together, with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon set to produce. Michael Green, who has penned the script for Blade Runner 2, is working on the screenplay for this one.

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- simonbrew

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Kenneth Branagh interview: Cinderella, audiences, Statham

24 March 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kenneth Branagh chats to us about directing Cinderella, Cate Blanchett, Patrick Doyle and his favourite Jason Statham film.

With an opening weekend that topped $70m in the Us, Kenneth Branagh may have the hit of his movie directing career on his hands with his live action Cinderella take. It's a strong film too, that finally makes it to the UK this week. And ahead of its release, he spared us some time for a natter about it...

I think I've worked out what you're up to. I've worked out your ruse. You do Thor, Cinderella and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Three different juggernauts, aimed at three different segments of the market, opening your work up to an audience that may otherwise not be familiar with it.

This is all about selling DVDs of Peter's Friends, isn't it?

[Laughs] That would be a lovely by-product.

Were you consciously looking for different audience subsets, »

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Box-Office Alternatives: Dead Again

12 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

I've always found Kenneth Branagh's directorial career to be one of the most wildly unpredictable and diverse of any filmmaker around. Each project he takes on yields impressive and fascinating results. Who else could successfully pull off the Shakespearean power of Henry V (1989), the heart and terror of Frankenstein (1994), the comedic charm of A Midwinter's Tale (1995) ... and the operatic comic-book action of Thor (2011)?

This week, Branagh adds yet another footnote to an already remarkable directing career with his live-action feature adaptation of the classic fairytale Cinderella (2015), starring Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. Knowing Branagh's respectful approach to well-known material, not to mention a collection of positive reviews and solid audience interest, Cinderella will no doubt turn into another cinematic victory for the actor/director.

With the release of Cinderella this week, I couldn't resist the opportunity to write about my favorite Branagh film, Dead Again (1991). Made on the »

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Thor: Kenneth Branagh reflects on directing the movie

1 March 2015 10:24 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kenneth Branagh on making Thor, and why he never directed Thor: The Dark World...

Kenneth Branagh's latest film as director is the incoming live action take on Cinderella, that Disney is releasing later this month. That's likely to become his biggest hit to date, a title that is currently held by his sole contribution to the Marvel cinematic universe, Thor.

His Thor film introduced Chris Hemsworth into the role (as well as Tom Hiddleston as Loki), and was a success for Marvel. However, when it came time to shoot Thor: The Dark World, Branagh's name wasn't on the credits. Instead, Alan Taylor - now finishing up Terminator: Genisys - directed the film.

Chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, Branagh didn't rule out returning to do another Marvel movie. "What I found was that I enjoyed the process of working with those people and I loved the boys and the girl. »

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Cinderella: new trailer for live action movie

11 February 2015 10:26 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kenneth Branagh's new Cinderella movie lands next month, with Lily James in the title role. Here's one last trailer for it...

We're just over a month out now from the release of Disney's latest live action retelling of a classic fairytale. This time it's Cinderella, which sees Lily James taking on the title role, although early signs suggest that Cate Blanchett's turn as the wicked stepmother looks to be one of the film's highlights.

Also in the cast are Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger and Derek Jacobi. Richard Madden is taking on the role of Prince Charming.

Kenneth Branagh directs this one, and Disney has double bagged the film's box office chances by pairing it with the new Frozen short film, Frozen Fever.

Cinderella - and Frozen Fever - arrives in cinemas on March 27th. And here's what we suspect is the final trailer for the film. »

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