“No More Happy Endings” for Von Trier

Oct 9, 2009

If you’ve been wondering how on earth Lars von Trier would follow up Antichrist, it may not surprise you that for his next movie, he may be leaving Earth behind altogether. The Danish bad boy made an official announcement today that he would be turning to science fiction for Planet Melancholia, to be shot next summer in Germany and Sweden for von Trier’s production company, Zentropa (named, of course, after his 1991 World War II thriller). The only clue von Trier offered about the plot of the space movie, which according to the Hollywood Reporter is a “psychological disaster film,” is “No more happy endings!” This will come as a relief to everyone turned off by those giddy charmers Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, and Antichrist.