Scorsese Could Not Build THE SNOWMAN After All

Tomas Alfredson steps in.

Last November Devin reported that Martin Scorsese might end up directing Jo Nesbo's (that last O is supposed to have a line through it because it's actually an anti-O but we don't have a sound for No-O in English or a key dedicated to doing that to vowels on our American keyboards) serial killer novel, The Snowman. If I understand correctly, the book's about a serial killer whose prison transport collides with a tanker filled with toxic materials, thus turning him into a murderous snowman.

Now Variety reports that Scorsese will no longer direct the film. That's bad news. There's a crazy shower scene in the script I was just dying to see the master execute. But the news isn't all bad. Variety also reports that the film will be directed by Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's Tomas Alfredson instead. That's not a trade up, but it's a pretty respectable trade down.

Working Title Films hopes they can turn this into a series, so if it's really good, we'll be swimming in snowmen for some time now. I don't know if humans clone the snowmen or if the snowmen learn to build their own army or what, but I'm always open to adorable armageddon.