Cinema’s leading annoying man Lars Von Trier made a movie in 2003 called The Five Obstructions. In it, he challenges filmmaker Jorgen Leth to remake his short film The Perfect Human five times under various obstructing circumstances. For instance, Leth is challenged to remake his movie with no shot lasting more than 12 frames, then in an animated form, etc.
Now, in exciting news for anyone who appreciated seeing Larry David irritating Martin Scorsese on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Von Trier is making another version of The Five Obstructions, this time with Scorsese instead of Leth. No additional details, such as which of Scorsese’s movies is getting the obstructionist treatment, have been given – although it’s apparently widely rumored that it will be Taxi Driver. The two directors both have movies coming out this year – Von Trier’s Melancholia and Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret. Hey, remember that rumor from a few years ago that Lars Von Trier was going to do a remake or a sequel to Taxi Driver with Scorsese’s blessing? I’m really glad this is happening instead. (ScreenDaily)