Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scorsese Chills With "The Snowman"

Martin Scorsese has confirmed he will direct an adaptation of author Jo Nesbo's novel, "The Snowman", the seventh entry in the "Detective Harry Hole" series, that has sold over 5 million copies worldwide :

" is November in Oslo and the first snow of the year has fallen. 'Birte Becker' comes home from work and praises the snowman her husband and son have made in the garden. But they haven't made a snowman. As the family stand by the sitting room window looking out in amazement at the snowman, the son notices that it is facing the house. The black eyes are staring at the window. At them.

"'Detective Inspector Harry Hole' then receives an anonymous letter signed 'The Snowman'. Later he finds an alarming common thread in all the old disappearance cases. Married women go missing the day the first snow falls. That same night 'Sylvia Pedersen' is fighting her way through the first snow in a forest outside Oslo. She knows she is running for her life, but she doesn't know what from. Nor does she know what lies ahead. Fortunately..."

Screenplay for The Working Title Films project will be adapted by writer Matthew Michael Carnahan ("World War Z"), for Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Author Nesbo will receive an executive producer credit.

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