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Werner Herzog Is Now Working On Two Movies About Volcanoes

Werner Herzog Is Now Working On Two Movies About Volcanoes

Being Werner Herzog‘s travel agent must be one of the most interesting jobs around. His documentaries and features have taken him around the world from the urban jungle of New Orleans to the very real jungle of Guyana, from deserts to the swampy interiors of South America to caves in France and the icy expanse of Antarctica. By this point, Herzog’s Air Miles plan can probably buy him a few trips around the world. And it looks like his next adventure will take him to the edges of volcanoes.

Upon the premiere of his latest feature “Queen Of The Desert” (review here) at the Berlin International Film Festival, word has emerged about Herzog’s next couple of projects.

In April, Herzog will head to the Bolivian salt flats to shoot the film “Salt And Fire.” Screen Daily reports that Veronica Ferres (“Klimt,” “Hector And The Search For Happiness“) will star in the romantic thriller about a scientist, who teams up with her nemesis who works at a corporation behind an ecological disaster, to try and stop the eruption of a supervolanco. Herzog delivering his version of a disaster movie? Um, yes please.

But this isn’t Herzog’s first dance around the subject of volcanoes. For years he’s been developing an IMAX documentary about the subject, and Film School Rejects have pointed to a report from last fall in Real Screen that indicated “Volcano” was still a go, with a planned shoot in five different countries, with Herzog once again giving his passport a serious workout. 

No word yet on release dates for either but we’d keep a firm eye on 2016.

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