Lars Von Trier Announces New Film, ‘The House That Jack Built,’ Starts Shooting This Fall

Lars Von Trier Announces New Film, 'The House That Jack Built,' Starts Shooting This Fall

It was three years ago that Lars von Trier dropped his two-part "Nymphomaniac," and after releasing the picture, the director focused on his next project: himself. The filmmaker started going to AA and cleaning up, however, he feared that not being under the influence would diminish his creativity, and suggested he may never direct again. 

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“Who the hell cares about Rolling Stones when you don’t have a sense that they’ve just emptied a bottle of Jack Daniels? That’s nonsense," von Trier said in 2014. "Or Jimi Hendrix without heroin or whatever he was on. That’s rubbish; we can’t be bothered with that. We don’t want that, because we want their special approach through something mysterious, which is still somehow connected to various intoxicants, right? But when I work, I’ll miss the intoxication, or rather, I may come to miss it. That’s the point. I think it’s really dreary to try to be sober. But I am.” 

Well, von Trier is ready to work again, and on Friday, he hit Facebook at announce his next gig.

This fall, the director will start shooting "The House That Jack Built." Previously announced as an 8-part television series, it would seem the scale of the project has been slimmed down, but it has a premise that is no less intriguing. The story follows a serial killer, but from the murderer’s point of view. The plan for the TV iteration of the project was to land a big, international cast, and I would presume for the feature version, that’s still the goal. Either way, we’re glad to see von Trier headed back behind the camera.

Watch his announcement video below, which concludes with a brief tribute to David Bowie (you’ll recall that the artist’s "Young Americans" played over the end credits of "Dogville" and "Life Of Mars" was featured in "Breaking The Waves").

Allow me to remind you…Posted by Lars von Trier on Friday, February 12, 2016

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Comments

Candi

I thought "Young Americans" was used for the end credits of Manderlay. I vaguely remember being pretty blown away watching images of lynchings flash by after sitting through this bizarre plantation flick listening to this British man sing about pimps and hustlers.

kurtt

If Nymphomaniac was done while sober, he best be drinking again. *WE LOVE LARS*

Mark

His first feature film was also about a serial killer and in a way from his point of view. (Plus he used Bowie in Breaking the Waves too and has talked about being a huge fan of him several times).

Steven

Lars von Trier puts my butt in the seat!!!!

david

The guy’s going crazier

Joe

Candi: Both are correct, as “Young Americans” was played during the end credits of both films.

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