Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built

The Nymphomaniac director's headed back to TV

Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built

by James White |
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It has been 20 years since controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier first haunted television with the spooky supernatural fantasy series The Kingdom, which ran between 1994 and 1997. Now, according to production company TrustNordisk, he has a new idea in the works called The House The Jack Built.

Originally announced by producer Louise Vesh at a Nymphomaniac screening/press conference at the Venice Film Festival (where the writer/director was briefly present, but only via computer screen), the series is being kept a secret for now, but will, according to Vesh, be quite something to see.

“I’m happy to announce that the next Lars von Trier project will be a TV series in the English language,” Vesh told the press. “He has a really, really good idea which I cannot tell more about right now. He wants a huge cast and from what I heard I’m sure that it will be something that you have never seen before and you will definitely never see it again.”

TrustNordisk’s statement added that the mysterious series is something von Trier plans to start writing soon and aims to shoot in late 2016. So we’ll have to wait for his latest televisual baby, but if it’s in any way as weird and entertaining as The Kingdom, it’ll be worth it.

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