November 22nd, 2011
09:31 AM ET
Martin Scorsese’s latest, “Hugo,” is a children’s movie, but the legendary director is getting back to his standard fare with a serious crime thriller.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Scorsese will adapt Norwegian best-seller “The Snowman” for the big screen.
Scorsese has reportedly been interested in “The Snowman” for quite some time, but has just gotten the go-ahead from Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo.
New York magazine’s Vulture reports that Nesbo is enthusiastic about Scorsese. "He's my favorite director," the author reportedly told a Norwegian outlet.
Nesbo says he’ll step back and let Scorsese do his thing: "Scorsese is the filmmaker and film is something different than books. He will have the artistic freedom to tell the story himself." The author says he won’t even insist on the movie being shot in Oslo, where the book is set.
“The Snowman” is the seventh book (of nine) in a series about alcoholic detective Harry Hole.
In the book, brilliant Harry tracks Norway’s first serial killer, who leaves a snowman at each of his crime scenes.
“World War Z” scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan will write the script for “Snowman.”
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