The first item in Scorsese’s to-do list: The Snowman, an adaptation of the seventh novel in Norwegian author Jo Nesbo’s popular police procedural series featuring an alcoholic cop, Harry Hole.
Apparently Nesbo had the last say in the choice of the director for the movie and that’s how the blessing went to Scorsese. It is most likely though that the director shoots the movie in the U.S. as a matter of convenience.
In The Snowman, one night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.
Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules.
And he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbo presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.
Note: The Snowman eventually ended up being a 2017 British psychological crime thriller film, directed by Tomas Alfredson and written by Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan and Soren Sveistrup.