Scorsese to direct crime thriller 'The Snowman'
November 22nd, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Scorsese to direct crime thriller 'The Snowman'

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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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. @peace

    If that is his name,he's not g@y !lmao

    November 23, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peace

    "The Snowman, 7th book of 9 in a series about an alcoholic detective named Harry Hole". My question is,"Where are all the funny comments on that"??? LOL! I guess I'll have to check back!

    November 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ed

    I always eat good fiber. It keeps me nice and regular. Especially them prunes.

    November 22, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Miss Plum

    And stick a catheter up your nose!

    November 22, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Miss Plum

    Advise for u old farts – wear Depends!

    November 22, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. lil' timmie with a bad cold

    Ive had a bad cold so havent posted much in a few days. Ive been saving the good buggars in a jar though. You are welcome to part of them if you want a good snack. My mom said she wants part of em though to go in our Thanksgiving dressing.

    November 22, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |

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