Bergen has shown off its most wintry self to welcome director Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let The Right One In) and the cast and crew of The Snowman. Coming to cinemas worldwide in October 2017, the adaptation of Jo Nesbø's best selling crime novel is shooting on location in Bergen, its surrounding mountains and archipelago, as well as in Oslo and the area of Rjukan.
Oscar-nominee Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus, X-Men, Steve Jobs, 12 Years a Slave) plays an elite crime squad’s lead detective who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, and fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. He teams with a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission: Impossible) to connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one.
Adapted for the big screen by Oscar-nominee Hossein Amini and Matthew Michael Carnahan, The Snowman also stars Toby Jones (Infamous, Captain America, The Hunger Games, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Val Kilmer (Heat, The Doors, Top Gun, Batman Forever), Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Spider-Man, Juno), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, Antichrist), in supporting roles, as well as the Scandinavian talents David Dencik, Jakob Oftebro and Sofia Helin.
The Snowman sees Tomas Alfredson reuniting with production designer and Oscar-nominee Maria Djurkovic (The Imitation Game, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and marks his first collaboration with cinematographer and Oscar-winner Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, Collateral, Edge of Tomorrow). 2nd unit production is lensed by Norwegian cinematographer John Andreas Andersen (Headhunters, King of Devil's Island), and a Norwegian team makes up the camera and electrical department. The majority of the crew is being hired locally, alongside some 1700 extras.
Norway launched a new 25% film incentive in 2016, and The Snowman is the first international production to apply for the incentive. The shoot also has the support of the city of Oslo, Bergen and the area of Rjukan.
The Snowman is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) for Another Park Film. Executive producers are Jo Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Tomas Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger.