Universal has released the first trailer for Tomas Alfredson‘s (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) The Snowman. The film is based on the popular novel written by author Jo NesbÃ¸, which sees Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigating the disappearance of a woman, who appears to be in connected to a series of murders where the killer leaves behind a bloody snowman as a calling card.
Check out the trailer below.
Based on the trailer alone, The Snowman looks like your traditional crime thriller. A worn detective is assigned to a case of unsolved murders. The killer seems to have a pattern and leaves a strange calling card which involves mutilating bodies and putting them on a snowman – either the head of a snowman is on a body or the victim’s head is on a body of a snowman. Since the film is set in Norway, it only adds to the chilling effect.
It should be interesting to see how fans of the novel and regular moviegoers will react to the film. Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, and Val Kilmer also star. Hossein Amini and Peter Straughan penned the script.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossibleâ€”Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy AwardÂ® 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 NesbÃ¸â€™s global bestseller.
When an elite crime squadâ€™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.