‘You could have saved them. I gave you all the clues,’ reads a note that appears early on in the first trailer for The Snowman – based on the bestselling mystery novel by Jo Nesbo.
When a woman is killed at first snow, Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) fears it marks the return of a notorious serial killer.
The trailer is unsettling in its sere elegant grotesqueness (a snowman near the end is particularly unnerving).
The Snowman will be in theaters on October 20th.
The Snowman – In Theaters October 20
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 Production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger.
The film was shot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.