I have yet to see Lars Von Triers said to be astonishing TV series, The Kingdom, but it is high on my priority list. However, I have been a fan of his work for many years, and with Antichrist he proved that if indeed he did decide to make a horror film, he certainly has the skills to pull off something really special.
Now that his four hour sex epic Nymphomaniac has been released, it is likely that he will be working on getting his director’s cut made available too. However, not one to stick with the same genre, Von Trier will head to the wonderful world of horror for his next project, but as writer and not director.
Indiewire broke the news yesterday that Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring has confirmed that Von Trier will be writing a horror film for him to direct. Levring worked as script consultant on Von Triers Antichrist, and said he has been pestering Von Trier to make a horror film, and Von Trier has finally given in.
“I’ve always thought that Lars would be able to do a fantastic horror movie,” he told Soundvenue (via Indiewire). “And I’ve told him so many times throughout the years, and in the end he said: ‘I want you to stop talking about it, so I’ll write it for you instead.’ “
At this moment in time, the film has the working title of Detroit.
“It takes place in Detroit, and then there is the wordplay between Detroit and ‘destroyed,‘ ” Levring added, noting that von Trier has started writing the script. “It’s about a man fighting his inner demons. That doesn’t tell that much, but that’s because we haven’t gotten any further so far.” He added “….it’s real horror. Of course, there is a psychological aspect, but it’s a real horror movie. That’s what we’re aiming for, at least.”
Count me in, and if Von Trier ends up directing as well then this is likely to be one amazing horror film!