Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Snowman’ it’s official

Masters filmmaker, Martin Scorsese has officially added the best-selling crime thriller novel, The Snowman written by Jo Nesbo in his list. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Mr. Scorsese has confirmed that this is going to be his new film. Not too long ago, it was reported that Mr. Scorsese was serious about adapting the novel, and might even push his priest drama, Silence for a later time along with the list of projects like, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman, a Frank Sinatra biopic, and the remake of The Gambler.

In The Snowman, a son finds his mother’s pink scarf wrapped around the neck of an ominous looking snowman. And, Harry Hole, the anti-authoritarian, anti-sobriety cop realizes she is the latest victim of a serial killer.”  Also ominous: a magical top hat found near the scene. Matthew Michael Carnahan might take on adapting this novel, which is the seventh book in Jo Nesbo series. Nesbo is also on board as the executive producer along with Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, and Niclas Salamonsson.

Official novel synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.

Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.