The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

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The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#1 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 am

In a brief video message posted to his Facebook page, von Trier has announced that principal photography on his TV series, The House that Jack Built, will begin in autumn 2016.

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#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:57 pm

Von Trier has posted on his official Facebook page that as of today, the script for The House that Jack Built is final, but it will be his next theatrical film, not a TV miniseries. Out in 2018.

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:30 pm

USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.

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#4 Post by dda1996a » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:04 am

Consider me in. I disliked everything post Dogville but this sounds interesting. Wonder how similar to Angst or Henry it might turn out

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#5 Post by djproject » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:00 am

Based on the synopsis, it could *almost* pass for a substitute to the never realised *Wasington* and thus completing at long last his "USA - Land of Opportunities" Trilogy.

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#6 Post by carmilla mircalla » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:40 am

djproject wrote:Based on the synopsis, it could *almost* pass for a substitute to the never realised *Wasington* and thus completing at long last his "USA - Land of Opportunities" Trilogy.
Which by the way I never could find anything about why it was scrapped and what it was even supposed to be about. Anyone have any details?

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#7 Post by djproject » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:57 am

carmilla mircalla wrote:
djproject wrote:Based on the synopsis, it could *almost* pass for a substitute to the never realised *Wasington* and thus completing at long last his "USA - Land of Opportunities" Trilogy.
Which by the way I never could find anything about why it was scrapped and what it was even supposed to be about. Anyone have any details?
This was the only article I could find and this was over four years ago (and, of course, a lot has changed). His intense depressive episode back in the late 2000s may have derailed the project.

My guess was "Wasington" could have been a political critique since Dogville could be seen as an economic critique and Manderlay can be seen as a social critique.

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#8 Post by Zot! » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:51 pm

There you go...Ive also heard him mention that he felt he wasnt mature enough to do Wasington. I doubt he will circle around again.


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#10 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:44 am

Yawn! I think we all saw both of those casting choices coming.

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#11 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:30 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Yawn! I think we all saw both of those casting choices coming.
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#12 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:54 am

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#13 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:06 pm

[Muffled Tim Allen grunt playing in the distance]

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#14 Post by swo17 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:18 pm

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#15 Post by aox » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:42 pm

Yeah, I really wish he would make Washington.

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#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:46 pm

*Wasington

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#18 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:06 am

I'm hoping that this is all building to a LvT film with Uma Thurman in the lead.

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#19 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:15 am

She was the lead of the best part of Nymph()maniac, really

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#20 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Even the other cast members in that piece are exciting - Siobhan Fallon Hogan of course has previous form in leading Selma to her death in Dancer In The Dark, Sofie Gråbøl was the lead in the original Danish version of The Killing and Riley Keough was recently in both American Honey and Mad Max: Fury Road!
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#21 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:31 pm

Keough was also terrific on the TV "adaptation" of The Girlfriend Experience.

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#22 Post by Zot! » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:27 am

Hope this turns out better than I Come With The Rain.

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#24 Post by Peter-H » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:23 pm

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Also an interesting story tidbit: "Jack is trying to create the ultimate art work: A collection of all his killings manifested in a House that he builds."
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#25 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:33 pm

Peter-H wrote:"Jack is trying to create the ultimate art work: A collection of all his killings manifested in a House that he builds."
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