20th Century Studios has released the official trailer and poster for the A Haunting in Venice movie, an unsettling supernatural thriller directed by Oscar winner Kenneth Branagh and based upon the novel Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie. You can view the trailer and poster by scrolling down.
Opening in theaters on September 15, 2023, the A Haunting in Venice movie features the return of Branagh’s famed detective Hercule Poirot, previously seen in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express and 2022’s Death on the Nile.
Also starring are Kyle Allen (Rosaline), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), Jamie Dornan (Belfast), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jude Hill (Belfast), Ali Khan (6 Underground), and Emma Laird (Mayor of Kingstown).
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.
The A Haunting in Venice movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Michael Green.
From 20th Century Studios, the producers are Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, and Simon Kinberg, with Louise Killin, James Prichard, and Mark Gordon serving as executive producers.
Hildur Guđnadóttir, the acclaimed composer from Iceland who won an Oscar, Golden Globe, GRAMMY, and BAFTA for Joker and an Emmy and GRAMMY for Chernobyl, and who most recently scored TÁR and Women Talking, will compose the score.
“This is a fantastic development of the character Hercule Poirot, as well as the Agatha Christie franchise,” Kenneth Branagh said previously about A Haunting in Venice. “Based on a complex, little known tale of mystery set at Halloween in a pictorially ravishing city, it is an amazing opportunity for us, as filmmakers, and we are relishing the chance to deliver something truly spine-chilling for our loyal movie audiences.”
“We are enormously privileged to continue our long collaboration with the incomparable Sir Kenneth Branagh and couldn’t be more excited by the bold new creative direction Ken, Michael, and the rest of the filmmaking team have taken with this latest film,” said Steve Asbell, president 20th Century Studios.
“We also remain grateful to James Prichard and the rest of our friends at Agatha Christie, Ltd., for their partnership and for once again entrusting us with, as Poirot modestly calls himself, ‘probably the greatest detective in the world.'”