Following two acclaimed adaptations with “Let the Right One In” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” filmmaker Tomas Alfredson finally returns to screens this year with a film take on “Headhunters” author Jo Nesbo’s “The Snowman”.
Michael Fassbender stars as a detective Harry Hole who, upon finding a pink scarf on a snowman, searches for a missing woman. Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star in the film which Fassbender recently discussed with Digital Spy, saying:
“It’s got that Scandi-noir element to it, for sure. I think it’s going to be very rich. I love working with Tomas Alfredson. He’s an absolutely great filmmaker. And I think it’s going to be scary, and I think it’s going to be edge-of-the-seat stuff.
I like it because Harry Hole’s a very flawed genius in his department of work. He’s an excellent detective. But he kind of goes off the rails. He’s very human. Let’s say, if there was a fight sequence with somebody. He’s not Jack Reacher. He comes off the worse for wear a lot of the times in these encounters. And I like that. There’s something kind of funny about that. I find that there’s really comical elements there.”
The first two photos from the film have also been released which you can see below (via The Film Stage). “The Snowman” opens in cinemas on October 13th.