Twentieth Century Studios released the official trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s “A Haunting In Venice” starring Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, and recent Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh earlier today at CinemaCon. The film will be released in theaters on September 15th.
Plot Synopsis: “A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.
What do you all think of the trailer?
I have not enjoyed Kenneth Branagh’s previous two Agatha Christie novel adaptations, 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and 2022’s “Death on the Nile.” However, the horror elements of this teaser, which is adapted from Christie’s novel, “Hallowe’en Party,” has me interested. The news that the film’s score will be composed by Academy Award winner Hildur Guðnadóttir is another intriguing factor that rejuvenates my curiosity. Seeing Branagh’s Hercule Poirot pop up in the teaser was certainly a surprise, as the tone took on a much darker and more sinister tone compared to the previous two films. Will it differentiate itself enough to capture an overall better critical reception, or will it disappoint as the other two films have? What do you all think? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.