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Tom Alfredson To Direct Former Martin Scorsese Project 'The Snowman' & Jim Sheridan Preps Pan Am Bombing Pic

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 29, 2014 11:22 AM
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Tomas Alfredson Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Exactly one year ago today, we were talking about director Tomas Alfredson’s next directorial project, “The Brothers Lionheart.” It was supposed to be the most expensive Scandinavian film ever made and was slated for a Christmas 2014 release. Well, since April 29th of last year, we’ve heard diddly squat about that film and now it seems the “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” director has moved on to something else entirely.

Universal Looking At Other Directors For 'The Snowman' Due To Martin Scorsese's Busy Schedule

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2013 1:49 PM
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So just how busy is Martin Scorsese at any given moment? Well, here's a taste: he's currently in post-production on his next feature, "The Wolf Of Wall Street," he's producing a documentary about the late Roger Ebert, working on a movie project about the New York Review Of Books, developing a TV series based on "Gangs Of New York," executive producing new films for Luc Besson and Andrew Lau, and he also signed up to direct a documentary about Bill Clinton for HBO. And this is all stuff that happened in 2013. So is it a surprise that something that cropped up in 2011 might not be happening?

Martin Scorsese Eyeing Jo Nesbø's Scandinavian Serial Killer Tale 'The Snowman' At Working Title

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 26, 2011 11:48 AM
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'World War Z' Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan Penning ScriptGosh, it seemed like only last week we were discussing the rising stock of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø. With "The Killing" and "Wallander" going great guns on TV, and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" poised to be a big Christmas hit, anything with murder and a setting north of Germany is ripe for optioning. And Nesbø, whose novels were among the first to cash in on the post-Stieg Larsson trend when translated into English, and whose "Headhunters" has proved a hit on the festival circuit (read our LFF review here), is one of the most eagerly sought-after.

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