Death On The Nile now put back to 2022

Death On The Nile
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Kenneth Branagh’s Death On The Nile is delayed again by Disney, this time to February 2022 – more details here.

Originally set for release last autumn, Kenneth Branagh’s second big screen Hercule Poirot adaptation Death On The Nile has – like many films – been delayed a couple of times. It had been finally due for September of this year, but now we learn that the movie has been delayed again.

The film has been shunted by Disney to February 11th 2022. There had been question marks as to whether this was to do with it including Armie Hammer in its extensive cast. Hammer is facing a serious investigation into his behaviour, the Los Angeles Police Department confirming he’s a “named suspect in an alleged sexual assault investigation”.

Disney has played down this as the reason for the movie’s latest delay, and instead is to buy it room to alter and change if necessary its marketing campaign for the film.

Deadline also reports that there aren’t plans to reshoot Hammer’s scenes in the movie, something that’d be logistically next to impossible given the size of the ensemble involved.

Given that Disney has been sending high profile films to its streaming services too – including an earlier Branagh-directed film, Artemis Fowl – it wouldn’t now be a huge surprise if that was the fate awaiting Death On The Nile.

More as we hear it. In the meantime, here’s the latest trailer for the film, back when it was due in cinemas last year…


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