Werner Herzog is jumping right back in the narrative-feature saddle for his next film, a romantic thriller called "Salt and Fire" set amid a global catastrophe. Veronica Ferres plays a scientist up against the head of a major corporation responsible for an ecological disaster in South America. When warnings of a remote supervolcano bode global doom, they must team up to save the world—in spite of their ideological differences. Herzog penned the script and will produce alongside "Queen of the Desert" cohort Michael Benaroya, and Nina Maag of Construction Film and Pablo Cruz of Canana Films. The producers plan to shoot "Salt and Fire," currently heating up sales interest for International Film Trust, beginning April 2015 on the Bolivian salt flats, as Herzogian as any a vast landscape.
SALT AND FIRE
Director: Werner Herzog
Written by: Werner Herzog - Based on a novel by Tom Bissell
Cast: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal, Volker Michalowski, Anita Briem
Producers: Construction Film, Skellig Rock, Benaroya Pictures
Co-Producers: ZDF, Arte France Cinema