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Martin Scorsese May Direct Crime Thriller Novel Adaptation ‘The Snowman’

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Martin Scorsese is in negotiations to direct the forthcoming Norwegian crime thriller novel adaptation movie ‘The Snowman’.

The ‘Taxi Driver’ director Martin Scorsese is allegedly interested in directing the upcoming Norwegian crime thriller novel ‘The Snowman’. He was busy in talks with Working Title and is getting serious to helm the project. He was busy giving the final touches to his yet another upcoming movie ‘Hugo’. However, the formal offer has not been made yet. The movie is based on the best selling mystery novel ‘The Snowman’ written by Jo Nesbo.

Besides, Matthew Michael Carnahan is reportedly in talks, to adapt the Norwegian novel, which is a seventh entry in the series of Nesbo’s creation about the detective Harry Hole. The plot of the movie ‘The Snowman’ is set in Oslo, which follows a missing woman and her pink scarf is found that is wrapped around the neck of a snowman. However, detective Harry Hole discovers that, the crime may have been of a serial killer.

The series of detective Harry Hole has sold more than 5 million copies through out the world, which has got the potential of being a franchise similar to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ of Sony directed by David Fincher. Matthew Carnahan has the scribing credits like ‘State of Play’, Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’, ‘The Kingdom’ directed by Peter berg and ‘Lions for Lambs’ directed by Robert Redford. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce the movie ‘The Snowman’, while Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson will serve as the executive producers of the project.

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