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Jo Nesbo’s novel The Snowman to be turned into a film

snowmanHaving read the novels and seen the film versions of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters and Jackpot and read numerous Harry Hole (Pronounced “Huller”) novels, including Headhunters, Jackpot, The Snowman, Nemesis and Phantom I was interested to learn that film-making legend Martin Scorsese is slated to direct Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø’s novel “The Snowman”. which is The seventh book in Nesbø’s Harry Hole series and is set around Oslo, Norway, and depicts the savage work of a serial killer and Harry’s attempts to stop him. it is also thought Scorsese’s involvement may see the film transported to America.”

I would also like to see The Hunters (Jagarna) which is directed by Kjell Sundvall and stars Rolf Lassgard, as a Stockholm Policeman named Eric who After working for the Stockholm police for several years, returns to his home village to live with his younger brother Leif and work in the local police department. At first welcomed home with open arms, Erik soon forges a path of estrangement and destruction when he single-handedly sets about solving an on-going case concerning the slaughter of local reindeer, a problem that the town cops have been plainly ignoring. When Eric learns that his brother is involved events take a further turn for the worse and violence erupts in the village as the closed-community unites against Erik’s quest for truth and, ultimately, justice.

Another gripping and compelling crime thriller I would like to see is False Trail which also stars Rolf Lassgard as Erik, and takes place fifteen years after the events in The Hunters, after which he was forced to leave the Norrland Police Department, and has now become the National Murder Commission’s best interrogator. However he is despatched to his home town by his boss in order to solve a brutal murder, despite the thought of going back stirring up unpleasant memories he hesitantly returns and What at first appears to be a simple murder soon proves to be something much more complicated. This film also stars Peter Stormare (Fargo)

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