There have been a couple of good Scandinvian film adaptations of Jo Nesbo’s novels (Headhunters in particular), but now he’s going Hollywood, with a movie that will bring his most famous character, detective Harry Hole, to the screen. Michael Fassbender is taking on the role in The Snowman, which has just released its first trailer.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) and J.K. Simmons star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.
‘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 film is due out in the UK in October. Take a look at the trailer and first poster below. [Read more…]