Werner Herzog’s New Action Movie Will Explore the Terrifying Yet Profound Beauty of Supervolcanoes

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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06: Director Werner Herzog attends the 'Queen of the Desert' photocall during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Werner Herzog. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

According to ScreenDaily, Werner Herzog’s latest project will be a volcano thriller called Salt and Fire, starring German actress Veronica Ferres as a scientist trying to stop a cataclysmic eruption in South America. The project will shoot in the characteristically surreal Bolivian Salt Flats, an area with no active volcanoes, which means that old Rogert Ebert prophecy will be averted for at least one more day.

Werner Herzog Is Making a ‘Supervolcano’ Movie