It’s about damn time.
One film that was being shopped around during this year’s Cannes Film Festival that has had people buzzing ever since it was first announced, has been Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist follow-up, Melancholia. The film, starring Kirsten Dunst, in what will no doubt be the thespian’s most challenging role (understatement of the century), has been described as Von Trier’s take on sci-fi and the apocalyptic genre of film.
Well, according to Variety, the film has finally sold, to four distributors. The film has sold to Switzerland (Frenetic), Italy (BIM), Thailand (IPA), and Germany/Austria (Concorde). The deals were made by TrustNordisk, who have been on a role lately selling Susanne Bier’s new film, In A Better World, and the upcoming adaptation of the opera Juan, to multiple territories.
Personally, while it saddens me to not see the U.S./North America on that list, I know that it’s only a matter of time before the film is bought (IFC, hop on this thing, please), and I hope it’s sooner, rather than later, because this is easily one of my most anticipated films. I know many people are turned off by the idea of a Von Trier, super low budget, sci-fi film, but that couldn’t be more exciting to me. I really cannot wait to see what the auteur has in store for us.