Pre-Production Has Begun For Lars Von Trier’s New Thriller, The House That Jack Built


The most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark is heading back to another dark place. Danish director Lars von Trier (Antichrist) just announced that pre-production has begun for his upcoming thriller, The House That Jack Built, and cameras will start to roll in August 2016.

According to Variety, the film tells the story of a serial killer who reflects on the details of a decade long homicidal spree.

The story is told from his perspective and takes place over ten to twelve years.” Even though the film is going to be set in Washington, it will be shot in four European countries: France, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. Additionally, the cast, “…will be a combination of American and European actors. Two big male characters and four big female characters.

Initially, The House That Jack Built was developed as a TV series, but in February Von Trier finally decided to turn it into a feature film with a budget of 8.7 million Euros. The film is a co-production between four countries: France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

There’s no word yet on who is officially attached to The House That Jack Built, but we’ll make sure to keep you updated on Yell! Magazine.

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