Working Title has picked up the screen rights to The Snowman, the seventh book in the popular Harry Hole novel series by Jo Nesbo, according to Deadline New York.
Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the movie, although it doesn't seem that a screenwriter has been hired to adapt the novel as of yet.
The story is set in Oslo, Norway and centers on detective Harry Hole. In this particular novel, a woman goes missing. Her scarf is wrapped around a creepy snowman that was built near the point where she was last seen, which leads Hole to believe it was the work of a serial killer. Nesbo, whose Harry Hole series has sold over 5 million copies worldwide, had previously turned down numerous film offers in the past. Here's an excerpt from the author's statement:
"I'm very excited and a little worried. I've turned down offers for making movies about Harry Hole for so many years, so for me this is like putting my baby on the bus to the big city for the first time. But it feels like she's ready for that now and I am really glad that she is going to be with a quality producer."