Sir Ridley Scott is going full steam ahead with a remake of classic crime drama Murder On The Orient Express.

Agatha Christie's 1934 Hercule Poirot novel was transformed for the big screen in 1974 and proved a hit, with actress Ingrid Bergman giving an Oscar-winning performance alongside Albert Finney as the Belgian super-sleuth. The starry cast also included Sir Sean Connery, Lauren Bacall and Vanessa Redgrave.

The Alien director is now planning to reboot the tale after signing up to produce a new adaptation for 20th Century Fox Studios.

Alfred Molina previously played Poirot in a 2001 small screen version of Murder On The Orient Express, while the iconic detective was most recently portrayed by David Suchet, who retired the role last month (Nov13) after more than two decades on U.K. Tv.