Back in 2011 Martin Scorsese confirmed that he wanted to direct a film version of Jo Nesbo’s novel, The Snowman. However he’s now moved on and the movie has a new helmer in the form of Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One in, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), according to Variety.
Scorsese is still attached as an executive producer on the film, which follows Oslo detective Harry Hole, a loose cannon who is investigating the disappearance of a woman, whose pink scarf is found wrapped around a sinister-looking snowman.
Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the initial version of the script, but now Tomas Alfredson will work on a new draft of the screenplay with Sø Sveistrup.
Harry Hole has been part of 10 of Jo Nesbø’s novels, so there’s plenty of room for a franchise if The Snowman is a success.