There have been a lot of live-action remakes of animated movies that find new depths in the story, but this version of The Snowman takes things even further. Honestly, where is the cute character and cheerful lad... Sorry, we're being told this is the first trailer for the Jo Nesbø adaptation starring Michael Fassbender.
The new film has a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Hossein Amini and Peter Straughan, adapted from one of Nesbø’s bestselling series of Harry Hole novels. The Oslo cop (Fassbender), a boozy, fags-and-fatalism maverick in the best traditions of movie ‘tecs like Jake Gittes and Popeye Doyle, is in his early ‘40s in the books and an outsider in his own department. In the story, he’s investigating a missing persons case launched when a woman’s pink scarf is found wrapped around the neck of an ominous-looking snowman.
And things get even creepier when it looks like this could herald the return of a serial killer... Rebecca Ferguson, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg and James D'Arcy are all in the cast for the film, which has also put out a chilling poster.
With Tomas Alfredson in the director's chair, The Snowman is out on 13 October. We don't expect Coldplay to cover Walking In The Air for the soundtrack, but that would be hilarious.