October 27, 2011

Martin Scorsese Circling Serial Killer Film The Snowman

Variety reports Working Title who is best known for films like Love Actually, Atonement and the budding George Smiley franchise (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy) is looking to pull in Martin Scorsese to direct their next project. They've got a hold of the rights to Jo Nesbø's The Snowman which involves a Norwegian serial killer and detective Harry Hole. They have screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play, World War Z) tackling the script with Martin circling the director's chair.

It's just one installment in a series of novels. Considering how much play David Fincher's Swedish set Millennium Trilogy (Dragon Tattoo) and Ridley Scott's British set Red Riding Trilogy (remake) is getting. It seems like studios could be looking for the next European set serial killer thriller.

Scorsese has a couple projects coming up which includes The Irishman (I Heard You Paint Houses) and Silence. The Irishman currently has Al Pacino, Harvey Keitell, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci attached and a script by Steve Zallian (Dragon Tattoo, Gangs of New York). I'd like to think Marty would focus first on The Irishman then go after this Norgweian set thriller.

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