“Nymphomaniac” and “Melancholia” director Lars von Trier has begun writing a screenplay for “Detroit,” a horror film set in the downtrodden American city.
Fellow Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring (“The Salvation”) is slated to direct, making this the first film von Trier has penned but not directed since 2004’s “Dear Wendy”.
Speaking of European filmmakers, Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur (“Contraband,” “Everest”) is in early talks to helm the history drama “Reykjavik”. Mike Newell was previously set to direct.
Michael Douglas is set to portray U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Christoph Waltz as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the film about the former world leaders’ famous 1986 Reykjavik Summit which signaled the end of the Cold War.