It was 2011 when Tomas Alfredson debuted his stellar follow-up to Let the Right One InTinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Since then, he’s circled a number of projects that never got off the ground. However, today we finally have confirmation on what he’ll certainly be doing next — and when we can see it.

Rebecca FergusonUniversal Pictures and Working Title Films have announced Alfredson is confirmed for The Snowman, an adaptation of Jo Nesbø‘s novel, which kicks off production in January ahead of a Friday, October 13th, 2017 release. Led by Michael Fassbender, Rogue Nation‘s break-out star Rebecca Ferguson, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, we also have an official synopsis, which can be read below for the highly-anticipated project.

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) star in THE SNOWMAN, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on’s global bestseller.  When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.”

THE SNOWMAN is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). A Working Title Films production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger. The film, which starts principal photography on January 18, will shoot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.

One can pick up Jo Nesbø’s book here.

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