One of the first big theatrical releases of 2022 is “Death On The Nile”, which is based on the classic Agatha Christie’s novel and sees Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot return to screens in cinemas in February.
In this film, Poirot is on vacation in Egypt, aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.
Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travellers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
“Death on the Nile” reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit “Murder on the Orient Express.” It stars five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot.
He is joined by an all-star cast of suspects, including Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
When Is “Death On The Nile” Released On Disney+?
Disney hasn’t officially announced when “Death On The Nile” will arrive on Disney+, as this is usually revealed a month or so after the theatrical release to allow for more tickets to be sold at the box office. Disney also hasn’t officially confirmed if films have a 45-day theatrical exclusive window on new movies, since it’s still taking a film by film approach.
Over the past six months, Disney has been experimenting with how quickly films are released onto Disney+ after being released in cinemas. So it’s difficult to predict precisely when a movie will be released onto Disney+, with films varying from 30 days to 90+ days after a theatrical release. Ie “Encanto” was 30 days, while “West Story Story” was 82 days.
Since it’s a 20th Century Studios film, in the United States, “Death On The Nile” will also be released on HBO Max because of a pre-existing 10-year contract made before Disney purchased 20th Century Fox that expires at the end of 2022. Disney recently signed a new temporarily deal with WarnerMedia to share access to select titles on either Hulu or Disney+. If “Death On The Nile” is one of those select films, we could see it added to Disney+ in 2022 once its exclusive theatrical window ends.
Internationally, we should expect to see “Death On The Nile” released within a few months of its theatrical release. So it’s likely to drop after April 2022. Again, it could be 30 days, 45 days or even 90 days after it was initially released in cinemas.
However, it’s important to note that Disney hasn’t officially confirmed when “Death On The Nile” will be coming to Disney+ and won’t do so until the film has been in cinemas for a while, to help with the box office numbers.
Are you looking forward to the release of “Death On The Nile” on Disney+?