Fashion for Scandinavian detectives has touched director of "The Departed". Now Martin Scorsese is in talks with the studio Working Title, which owns the film rights to the novel of Norwegian writer E Nesbit "Snowman." Scorsese seriously interested in the novel and can add it to his already long list of upcoming projects.
The protagonist of "Snowman" Harry Hole is a senior inspector in the police Homicide Oslo. He investigates the disappearance of some Birte Becker and runs into several unsolved murders of women - each of them was married and on the crime scene has been found a snowman. Hole realizes that in his hands is the first ever Norwegian serial killer. All the victims were abducted on the day of the first snow. The offender, who was nicknamed Snowman, as if mocking the senior inspector, bringing him to the last verge of insanity.
"Snowman" - the seventh novel of Nesbit from the series of detective Harry Hole. Books about this hero were sold in 5 million copies. Therefore, adaptation of detectives of Norwegian writer automatically becomes franchise.
Adaptation of "Snowman" for the movie, most likely will take Matthew Michael Carnahan, the screenwriter of "Lions for Lambs" and "The Great Game."
The new film of Martin Scorsese "Hugo" will be released in January 5 next year. In the future, director has a lot of projects, one of which is remake of the drama "The Gambler", based on the novel of the same name Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
More recently, studio Summit acquired the rights to remake the Norwegian film "Bounty Hunters", based also on the novel of S Nesbit.