Jo Nesbø’s ‘The Snowman’ adaptation in the works

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It has been announced that a screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s bestselling novel The Snowman is in the works. Film distributors Working Title and Universal are currently developing the project with rumours circulating of who will star and British actor Michael Fassbenders is in talks to be the leading man.

The Snowman is Nesbø’s seventh novel in the Harry Hole series and follows the detective as he investigates a series of recent murders of women in Oslo, Norway. Hole soon discovers that, not only is there a serial killer on the loose, but a snowman appears at the scene of each crime creating a wide sense of unease and terror among the Nordic city.

As well as speculating who will star as Harry Hole in Nesbø’s screen adaptation, it was also suggested that Oscar winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese was keen to direct the film but reports indicate that Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, 2008) will now helm the project.

Nesbø will be executive producing the screen adaptation alongside Scandinaviuan producer Niclas Salomonsson (Modus-2015). The renowned Norwegian author is recognised as one of the most successful in crime literature having sold more than 23million copies of his books worldwide and translated into over 40 languages.

A release date for The Snowman is still to be confirmed.