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LordOfLore
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(07-19-2017, 04:10 PM)
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Link to article.

Link to trailer.

Winter is coming and it’s bringing one heck of a scary snowman with it. Based upon the best-selling thriller by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, The Snowman is about detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) who investigates an elusive serial killer.

But as you can see from this (warning: super creepy) trailer, things are not so simple. Remember when snowmen were just the fun things you decorated with carrots and pipes while playing in the snow? In this film, directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), bodies are discovered without heads and the culprit is calling himself “The Snowman Killer.” And he seems to be taking a personal interest in Michael Fassbender’s policeman character. Also, apparently someone ends up a human snowman? No thank you!

The film costars Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and J.K. Simmons, and is due to arrive in theaters Oct. 20.

killroy87
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(07-19-2017, 04:11 PM)
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That's a lot of talent in a trailer for a lifetime TV movie.

Seriously, that looks like something Morgan Freeman should have starred in in 1997.
Speevy
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(07-19-2017, 04:13 PM)
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Damn it I thought Michael Fassbender was playing a snowman like in Jack Frost.
Animator
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(07-19-2017, 04:14 PM)
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The dialogue sounds so bad and cliche. :(
jack_package_200
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(07-19-2017, 04:15 PM)
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I LOVE movies about chasing serial killers.

This does look a bit silly but I like the talent involved so I will check it out.

Originally Posted by Speevy

Damn it I thought Michael Fassbender was playing a snowman like in Jack Frost.

That movie is terrifying
More_Badass
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(07-19-2017, 04:15 PM)
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Is this the first major Nesbo adaptation? His thrillers are so good

Edit: are people on unfamiliar with Nesbo's work?
fantomena
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(07-19-2017, 04:16 PM)

Winter is coming

Is every movie and TV show that will have winter in them gonna use that sentence in some form to join the GoT hype to become "talked about" themself?
Puck Beaverton
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(07-19-2017, 04:17 PM)
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Tomas Alfredson is a great director.
Speevy
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(07-19-2017, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by fantomena

Is every movie and TV show that will have winter in them gonna use that sentence in some form to join the GoT hype to become "talked about" themself?

It will stop when Jon finally says "Winter is coming, and so am I" on the show.
fantomena
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(07-19-2017, 04:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Speevy

It will stop when Jon finally says "Winter is coming, and so am I" on the show.

Haha well, the movie is lttp considering it's "Winter Is Here" now.

Edit: On-topic, the trailer looked actually really good.
Last edited by fantomena; 07-19-2017 at 04:21 PM.
HerbertBirdsfoot
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(07-19-2017, 04:19 PM)
I've read some of the Jo Nesbø novels and they were pretty damn good. Especially liked The Redbreast.

Wondered if Hollywood would change the name Harry Hole. Heh, nope.
berzeli
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(07-19-2017, 04:19 PM)
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I love Tomas Alfredson so damn much, and the talent behind this is terrific.

However, the trailer isn't great. Hopefully it's just a bad trailer.
ezekial45
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(07-19-2017, 04:20 PM)
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It's so weird hearing JK Simmons with an accent.
FullMetaltech
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(07-19-2017, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Is this the first major Nesbo adaptation? His thrillers are so good

Edit: are people on unfamiliar with Nesbo's work?

I love his books. The snowman is definitely one of my faves.
broncobuster
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(07-19-2017, 04:21 PM)
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I'm in for the director and cast.
hobozero
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(07-19-2017, 04:21 PM)
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He cuts off heads and puts them on snowmen?

Speevy
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(07-19-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

It's so weird hearing JK Simmons with an accent.

At least he's not Russian
Grizzlyjin
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(07-19-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Yeesh. I love the entire cast but that trailer was dog shit. Fassbender better be careful with projects like this, his box office numbers aren't strong enough for him to sit in garbage heaps and not carry the stink.
Lights and Waves
(07-19-2017, 04:23 PM)
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The main character's name is Hairy Hole. LOL
strafer
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(07-19-2017, 04:23 PM)
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What a strange score.

You can't give it 20 when it only goes to 10.
Peru
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(07-19-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grizzlyjin

Yeesh. I love the entire cast but that trailer was dog shit. Fassbender better be careful with projects like this, his box office numbers aren't strong enough for him to sit in garbage heaps and not carry the stink.

This director wouldn't make garbage, so it's a pretty safe project for Fassbender, though that doesn't mean it will take off in the box office.
tearsintherain
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(07-19-2017, 04:27 PM)
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It seems pretty obvious from the trailer who the killer is, doesn't it? Assume that is a fake out.

That does look life a really, really awful lifetime channel movie. Also a bit weird was JK Simmon's accent, why would you force everyone to have a british accent?
SlipperyFishes
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(07-19-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by fantomena

Is every movie and TV show that will have winter in them gonna use that sentence in some form to join the GoT hype to become "talked about" themself?

Doctor Who went in hard in The Snowmen mentioning that phrase at least three times.
Bucket Mouse
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(07-19-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Came in expecting

Diancecht
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(07-19-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by HerbertBirdsfoot

I've read some of the Jo Nesbø novels and they were pretty damn good. Especially liked The Redbreast.

Wondered if Hollywood would change the name Harry Hole. Heh, nope.

I bought some of his books a couple of weeks ago. Excited to get dive into the world of Harry Hole!
jett
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(07-19-2017, 04:52 PM)
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This looks like the kind of stuff I'd randomly catch on HBO in the 90s and early 00s.
Geoff
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(07-19-2017, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bucket Mouse

Came in expecting

As did I :(
CrunchyFrog
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(07-19-2017, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Damn it I thought Michael Fassbender was playing a snowman like in Jack Frost.

I have to take this opportunity to link the classic How Did This Get Made episode covering this movie. Dan Harmon kills.'

EDIT: wait wtf this got paywalled? lame as shit
killroy87
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(07-19-2017, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Is this the first major Nesbo adaptation? His thrillers are so good

Edit: are people on unfamiliar with Nesbo's work?

Never heard of him (her?)

Considering how bad this trailer was, I can only imagine reading a quality book would only make this look worse.

This trailer has the line "I'm thinking he's going after women he disapproves of."
AuthenticM
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(07-19-2017, 05:09 PM)
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looks alright
Fury451
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(07-19-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Fassbender and JK Simmons in the same movie is an instant watch

But that doesn't look great
lightskintwin
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(07-19-2017, 05:11 PM)

Originally Posted by AuthenticM

looks alright

My sentiments exactly.

Will watch when it reaches Netflix or HBO.
p2535748
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(07-19-2017, 05:14 PM)

Originally Posted by killroy87

Never heard of him (her?)

Considering how bad this trailer was, I can only imagine reading a quality book would only make this look worse.

This trailer has the line "I'm thinking he's going after women he disapproves of."

Well, all his books are translated, so honestly some of the dialogue is clunky. Still, they're in general very good. Most people I've recommended them to have ended up reading a large portion of them (once they get over the fact that the detective's name is "Harry Hole", and yes I know it's not pronounced that way). I do wonder how much they can get into Harry's alcoholism self-destructiveness.

The Snowman in particular reads a bit more horror-ish than his other books. It's generally a very violent and dark book.

I recommend people take a look at Headhunters, which is a very good book and movie (the movie has the guy who plays Jamie Lannister).
Mr. Hyde
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(07-19-2017, 05:15 PM)
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They have a great cast, source material and a phenomenal director. I'm excited despite the trailer being average.
shira
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(07-19-2017, 05:22 PM)
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You know a movie is going to be bad when they literally play the entire movie and spell out the plot in the trailer
F0rneus
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Originally Posted by shira

You know a movie is going to be bad when they literally play the entire movie and spell out the plot in the trailer

Spiderman Homecoming was great?
noomi
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(07-19-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Hah! Knowing nothing about this movie it popped up on my youtube feed with a thumbnail of an evil looking snowman....

I assumed this was going to be some cheesy low budget horror movie about an evil snowman that was going to kill a bunch of teenagers....

Boy was I wrong, this looks very good.
zeemumu
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(07-19-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Did the final shot of the trailer imply that Fassbender gets Snowman'd?
RBelong2Us
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(07-19-2017, 08:30 PM)
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This guy made the original 'Let the Right One In'

it'll be legit.

Heck even Scorsese was attached to this at some point.
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(07-19-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Val Kilmer is reprising his role from Top Gun. Downgraded to Snowman instead.
Rush_Khan
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(07-19-2017, 08:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Bucket Mouse

Came in expecting

Ditto. Stopped watching after the first scream. Was seriously expecting to hear "I'm flying in the air..."
Akahige
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(07-19-2017, 08:33 PM)
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I wasn't expecting something quite like that with the caliber of talent involved. Looks a little too run of the mill, not something with a prime oscar season release.
Shaanyboi
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(07-19-2017, 08:35 PM)
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Looks enjoyable enough.
cLOUDo
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(07-19-2017, 08:42 PM)
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doesn't look too bad
ThaiGrocer
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(07-19-2017, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bucket Mouse

Came in expecting

I read it as Fassbender as the little boy that had a night long trip with his come-to-life snowman across the world. Dissapoint.
Oveja Negra
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(07-19-2017, 09:09 PM)
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It looks interesting.
sflufan
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(07-19-2017, 09:22 PM)
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Nesbø's books can be hit or miss, and Harry Hole is practically every alcoholic, cynical cop cliche wrapped into one.
Rogan
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(07-19-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Looks interesting. Fassbender always puts up a good performance.
SG-17
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(07-19-2017, 09:27 PM)
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There are only 12 months OP.

Just do 20 Oct or Oct 20.
Ashhong
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(07-19-2017, 09:33 PM)
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Fassbender, Furgeson, and the director of Let the Right One In? I'll be there.

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