Based on the international bestseller and starring a heap of talent, 'The Snowman' looks set to genuinely thrill and terrify once it's released upon us.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons, the adaptation of Jo Nesbo's global hit almost has too much going for it. Add to that 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' director Tomas Alfredson and, if this new trailer is anything to go by, we think we have a guaranteed winner on our hands

Here's the official synopsis:

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 set for release in Irish cinemas on October 13th.