When it comes to Martin Scorsese and his future directing projects, the acclaimed director seems to take a page from Lay’s potato chips: he can’t have just one. Variety reports that the Oscar-winning Scorsese is in early talks to direct ‘The Snowman,’ an adaptation of Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo’s acclaimed novel. Great! But maybe ‘The Snowman’ should take a number.
Over the last couple of years, Scorsese has seen his name attached to a host of major projects: a remake of ‘The Gambler’ with Leonardo DiCaprio; an adaptation of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ with Leonardo DiCaprio; a biopic about Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, perhaps with Leonardo DiCaprio; ‘The Irishman,’ with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino; ‘Silence,’ a film about Jesuit monks in 17th century Japan with Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro; and ‘Furious Love,’ about the romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Which is to say: don’t be surprised if Scorsese’s involvement with ‘The Snowman’ melts away after a few years.
Based on Nesbo’s Harry Hole series, ‘The Snowman’ is set in Norway and focuses on a serial killer who attacks women. Working Title — the production company behind ‘Love Actually’ and the upcoming ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ — hopes that the film could have franchise potential, a la ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.’ The Nesbo books have sold 5 million copies worldwide.
Scorsese will next direct ‘Hugo,’ out on Nov. 23.
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