‘A Haunting In Venice’ Trailer: Hercule Poirot Takes On A Paranormal Murder Mystery In Latest Agatha Christie Adaptation

Over the last few days, rumors surfaced that Kenneth Branagh would be directing Disney’s live-action Gargoyles movie, and fans went wild at the prospect. Unfortunately, those rumors were quickly debunked, and fans of Branagh will just have to deal with him making more Agatha Christie mysteries for now. His latest, the spooky A Haunting in Venice, is right around the corner and a new trailer featuring its starry cast has arrived.

An adaptation of Christie’s book Hallowe’en Party, the film finds Branagh once again starring as legendary sleith, Hercule Poirot, who is retired but finds himself investigating a murder case involving a medium who claims to be able to speak with the dead.

Branagh is joined in the cast by Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, and Michelle Yeoh. This is Branagh’s third Christie adaptation following Murder On the Orient Express and last year’s Death On the Nile. Both have managed to find success while unabashedly skewing for an older audience.

Here’s the 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.

A Haunting in Venice opens on September 15th.