Martin Scorsese To Direct The Snowman
According to The Hollywood Reporter, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has officially signed on to film the adaptation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman (Snømannen), the seventh entry in his Harry Hole series of novels.
In keeping with Scorsese’s focus on morally ambiguous protagonists, Harry Hole is a loose cannon on the Norwegian police force, a heavy smoker and an unapologetic alcoholic, but also a brilliant detective and the only member of his department with FBI training. In The Snowman, he investigates a string of female disappearances and the connections they have to snowmen left at the victims’ residences in pursuit of what he believes may be the first Norwegian serial killer.
This will be the first time one of Nesbø’s works has had an English-language adaptation and Scorsese had to attain the author’s personal approval to helm the project. Screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan, who previously wrote the screenplay for World War Z will be handling the script of this upcoming Working Title production.
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