Last September it was revealed that sadly Lars Von Trier was not directing his planned horror feature, but instead would be making a no doubt controversial TV series.
Titled The House That Jack Built, regular Von Trier producer Louise Vesth revealed the following about the series:
“Now, when he’s not able to speak, so he cannot say that it’s not true, I’m happy to announce that the next Lars von Trier project will be a TV series in the English language,” she said. “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.”
Another regular producer of Von Triers, Peter Aalbaek Jensen confirmed the series would be “without precedent”. He added that The House That Jack Built would be “a TV series as you have never seen it before and never will again. You better hold your breath.”
We now have some concrete evidence of what we can expect from this series.
While Von Trier has been refusing to talk to the press after his shenanigans at Cannes a few years back, Cineuropa managed to get an interview, and Von Trier revealed some very exciting details about The House That Jack Built.
Casting is still yet to be announced, and Von Trier is still currently writing the series, but he did reveal that the series will not only focus on a serial killer, but will be told through the serial killers point of view.
So basically we are going to be treated to a twisted, frightening TV series very much like the recent Maniac remake. With Von Trier in charge, this is going to be perfect!