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Martin Scorsese Officially Onboard for The Snowman

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13:  Director Martin Scorsese attends the 2011 Directors Guild Of America Honors at the Directors Guild of America Theater on October 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Martin Scorsese will direct the English-language film adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller The Snowman, the book's author confirmed to a Norwegian outlet. "He's my favorite director," author Jo Nesbø says, which is why he says he's decided not to have any substantial creative involvement in the movie. "Scorsese is the filmmaker and film is something different that books. He will have the artistic freedom to tell the story himself." Finally, someone giving Martin Scorsese a little credit! Snowman (or Snømannen) is the seventh in a nine-book series about Detective Harry Hole, your typical drunken/I-do-things-my-way cop who in this book realizes that he's investigating a serial killer who leaves ominous snowmen at the scenes of his murders. Now imagine those ominous snowmen with a Rolling Stones song playing in the background. Spooky. Your move, David Fincher.

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