Michael Fassbender in First Trailer for Serial Killer Film 'The Snowman'

July 19, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Snowman Trailer

"He calls himself 'The Snowman Killer'… he's completely insane." Universal has unveiled the first trailer for a new serial killer thriller titled The Snowman, adapted from Jo Nesbø's bestselling novel, from Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Michael Fassbender stars as the lead detective who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He begins to believe there's a serial killer on the lose who may start killing again soon if he can't stop him first. The full cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, and J.K. Simmons. This was filmed entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan. Very intense trailer. This reminds me of both "Fargo" and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, with a dash of Zodiac thrown in. I'm definitely curious, seems like there could be some good twists and turns in this. So who is the killer?

Here's the first trailer (+ two posters) for Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman, direct from YouTube:

The Snowman Poster

The Snowman Poster

When an elite crime squad's lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. The Snowman is directed by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson, of the films Bert: The Last Virgin, Office Hours, Four Shades of Brown, Let the Right One In, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy previously. The screenplay is written by Hossein Amini and Matthew Michael Carnahan and Peter Straughan; based on Jo Nesbø's novel of the same name. Universal will release Alfredson's The Snowman in select theaters starting on October 20th this fall. What do you think of this?

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  • kitano0
    Looks good...great cast. A big fan of Ferguson after her great work in the last Mission Impossible movie...
      Yes! She is quite the spectacle.
  • Cinematography looks pretty sharp. Not sure if I'll be seeing this though. Too grotesque.
    • Bo
      Take a chance, Raw. It's based on a very good book by a very good writer. I've read all of Jo Nesbo's books and have been waiting for this. The Harry Hole (pronounced Holy) is a real frumpy drunk in the books so I can't see Fassbender in the part, but he's good actor and Ms. Ferguson sure looks great in this trailer. Grotesque? I don't know. I can't recall the books that way, but the Hole books are very real, very authentic and very dark stuff exposure the evil of the human condition, that's for sure. It might not be your cup of tea. Plus, this is a very talented director at the helm here and it's not a Hollywood movie. That's a real plus. Cheers.
      • Well if the enigma is interested, then color me interested as well! Cause that, my friend, is a PRETTY rare occurrence these days lol!
        • Bo
          Thank you, kind sir! I'm chuckling out loud as I respond to your funny reply. I have apprehension that they will do this wonderful writer's book justice, but we'll see. I just watched the 2nd Reacher movie with Cruise the other night and it was just horrible. He and the director had no idea who the Reacher was in the books as I've read all of them too. Great character in the book and his physical size is important to his character and how people around him react. Cruise et al made a very mediocre, cliche filled slick and bad Hollywood movie. A real shame. I think this film from Nesbo's book stands a better chance because the director is much more talented and it not going to be a slick Hollywood production...I
  • Efterklang
    I'll be seeing this for sure. They were filming 10 minutes from where I live at the Atlantic Road, which is neat. Should look beautiful on film. (quick glimpse at 0:21) Stuff like that never happens here.
    This was my first Nesbo book I read and have since read all of the this series. I hope we get a few more of these. They are really quite fun little stories.
  • shiboleth
    Somebody here (The Honorable Raw) has written this is too grotesque. Among other things, yes. In fact, being a serial killer is grotesque in itself for me. But, it's the fear I'm thinking about. I mean, one usually doesn't have fear of serial killer but of losing a job. That's way this obvious grotesque is also misleading ...
  • JohnDoeB
    Wait a minute, I coulda swore I already seen this trailer already. Wasn't there another movie just like this being released this year with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen in it?




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