by: S. Scott Stanikmas
It looks like Michael Fassbender may be trying to stay cool and start up another possible franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Fassbender is in talks to play Detective Harry Hole in The Snowman, an adaptation of the book by Norwegian crime author Jo Nesbo.
Harry Hole is an abrasive detective with little in the way of friends. He’s a heavy smoker, an alcoholic and a generally rough character but he’s also a great and perceptive crime solver.
The book follows Hole as he tracks down Norway’s first serial killer, a person who has been abducting women on the first snowfall in Oslo and has gone unnoticed for quite some time.
Originally this was on Martin Scorcese’s plate, but Working Title and Universal have since given the go-ahead to director Tomas Alfredson to helm this one. And with previous films like Let The Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy under his belt, Alfredson is no stranger to book-to-film adaptations.
It is unknown at this time as to who will be working on the script for the film.
The book is the seventh in the Harry Hole series, but they could always work around things to make it an origin story. If all goes well, this could be the beginning of a new franchise for Fassbender to work with. That all depends however on if Fassbender takes the role and how he feels about committing to a new series of films.