Having ventured into horror with Antichrist, the bad boy of Danish cinema Lars Von Trier is to make his next foray into genre cinema with a disaster movie.

The $7.4m (€5m) English-language project Planet Melancholia is due to shoot in Europe next summer. Meta Foldager will produce alongside Louise Vesth

“No more happy endings!” Von Trier declared of the new film, which he is writing and directing.

Like Antichrist, the film will be shot and post-produced in Germany and Sweden. TrustNordisk will begin pre-sales at the Berlin Festival in February.

Von Trier’s business partner in Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, said that the disaster movie will be in the same spirit as Antichrtist. “There will be spectacular images mixed up with handheld camera…but this time with no genitals being chopped off.”

Aalbæk Jensen added that the film will also have a romantic flavour. “There is a little bit of Lord Byron to it.”

The cast and more details of the plot will be announced shortly.