It's Official: Martin Scorsese to Direct the Adaptation of 'The Snowman'
Towards the end of October, there were rumblings that director Martin Scorsese would follow his foray into children's material with the adaptation of Hugo by taking on a project that would bring him back to dark crime drama in the form of an adaptation of Jo Nesbo's Norwegian thriller The Snowman. Now THR has word that Scorsese is indeed confirmed to be at the helm of the film after the author himself gave approval and revealed the news to an unnamed Swedish newspaper. The seventh novel in a series featuring Nesbo's recurring detective Harry Hole sees the investigator looking into gruesome killings in Oslo, Norway.
Specifically, the case concerns a missing woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman, and just might be the work of a serial killer. Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play, World War Z) is behind the adaptation which could very well serve as a jumping off point for a new crime thriller franchise not unlike The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As of now, it's not clear whether this will be Scorsese's next project, but since he's been circling it for awhile, that would probably be a safe bet. Interestingly enough, Nesbo also says he's not dedicated to forcing the film's story to stay located in Oslo, so perhaps Scorsese will move it to a location somewhere in the United States? We'll have to wait and see.