Blake HowardComment

Cold shivers from "The Snowman" Trailer

Blake HowardComment
Cold shivers from "The Snowman" Trailer

I don’t know about you but the trailer for Tomas Alfredson’s “The Snowman” has been scaring the living daylights out of me for the last few months. It looks as though 2017s run of terrific horror films like “IT,” “Get Out” and “Raw,” have at least one Scandi-Noir thriller waiting to join the ranks in October. “The Snowman” is based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø and adapted by a terrific group of writers Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Frank”), Hossein Amini (“Drive”) and Søren Sveistrup (the original series of “The Killing”). I’m desperately resisting the novel because it’s the beginning of a lengthy series with character Harry Hole in the leading role. Michael Fassbender stars as Hole alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) who are drawn into a case of a serial killer who leaves snowmen as his calling card. With Alfredson at the helm, this source material and the all-star line-up in front of and behind the camera, this film has been simmering along quietly as one of my most anticipated of the year.

Official Synopsis:

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller. 

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.  With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

A Working Title Films production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger. 

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