The Snowman (2017 Film) was written by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, and Søren Sveistrup. The story was based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø.
The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, and J. K. Simmons, following inspector Harry Hole as he tracks a serial killer who builds snowmen at his crime scenes. Principal photography began on 18 January 2016 in Norway, before moving to London and Sweden.
The Snowman had its world premiere on October 7 at the Haifa International Film Festival. It was then theatrically released on October 13 by United International Pictures in the UK and Sweden and on October 20 by Universal Pictures in the US. Critics hated the movie, labeling it “clichéd and uninvolving,” and it made $43 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. Later, Alfredson blamed the film’s issues on its hurried production timeline.
Meet the writers of ‘The Snowman’ (2017 film)
- Hossein Amini
Screenwriter and director Hossein Amini was born in Britain but raised in Iran. Screenwriting has been Amini’s profession since the early 1990s. For the 1997 movie The Wings of the Dove, he was nominated for a number of honors, including the Academy Award for Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay. He also received a “Best Adapted Screenplay” honor from the Austin Film Critics Association for his screenplay adaptation of James Sallis’ novel, which served as the basis for Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film Drive. The Two Faces of January, an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith book, served as his directorial debut.
- Peter Straughan
British dramatist, screenwriter, and author Peter Straughan was born in 1968 and currently resides in the northeast of England. He served as Newcastle’s Live Theatre Company’s resident playwright. Live produced his plays Noir and Bones when he was there. The dark, twisted, and funny stories Straughan has the ability to write about are on exhibit in both of these plays.
- Søren Sveistrup
Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed scriptwriter of the Danish television phenomenon The Killing which won various international awards and sold in more than a hundred countries. More recently, Sveistrup wrote the screenplay for Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman.