Magazine article Screen International

Werner Herzog to Direct Supervolcano Thriller

Magazine article Screen International

Werner Herzog to Direct Supervolcano Thriller

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EXCLUSIVE: Golden Bear contender Werner Herzog is eying an April start on Salt And Fire, his Queen Of The Desert follow-up that is generating heat for sales agent International Film Trust.

German actress Veronica Ferres (Klimt) will star in the romantic thriller about a scientist in South America who clashes with the head of the corporation responsible for an ecological disaster.

When she learns of the potential eruption of a supervolcano in the region, the scientist teams up with her nemesis to avert a global catastrophe.

Herzog wrote the script and will produce with his Queen Of The Desert collaborator and Margin Call producer Michael Benaroya alongside Nina Maag of Construction Film and Canana Films' Pablo Cruz. CAA represents US rights.

The producers plan to shoot Salt And Fire on the Bolivian salt flats.

"I couldn't be more pleased to be endeavouring on another journey with Werner Herzog," said Benaroya, a backer of IFT. …

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