Our first glimpse of Lars von Trier’s eagerly awaited film “Melancholia” comes courtesy of his production company Zentropa, which released a trailer for the director’s first foray into science fiction this morning. The film stars Kirsten Dunst and “Antichrist” leading lady Charlotte Gainsbourg as sisters facing the end of the world with the impending collision of the planets during the former’s nuptials and even though Kiefer Sutherland is onhand, Jack Bauer isn’t around to save them. Both Alexander Skarsgård and his father Stellan also appear in addition to Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt and Udo Kier as the guests at the wedding. Be warned the clip might not be safe for work.
The film is expected to be released later this year in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures.