into the inferno

New film from Werner Herzog, Into the Inferno

Dogwoof is excited to announce our latest acquisition is Into The Inferno - an upcoming film from Werner Herzog currently in production.

Oscar and BAFTA nominated director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) is on a quest to find out why, where and how our lives are inextricably linked with the most destructive and creative force on Earth – volcanoes. In this global odyssey, Herzog teams up with the world’s leading volcanologist Professor Clive Oppenheimer, author of Eruptions that Shook the World, to bring the story of the relationship between volcanoes, our planet and human society to the screen.

The film is currently in production and filming will commence this year in North Korea and then across the globe -  Indonesia, Italy, Hawaii, Iceland and Eritrea amongst others.

In 2006, whilst filming Encounters at the End of the World, Herzog met Professor Clive Oppenheimer at Mount Erebus in Antarctica; soon afterwards this project was born. The duo will travel to all the corners of the world that have active volcanoes and discover how societies survive under the constant threat of eruption and in doing so also explore how these mountains of fire inspire culture from antiquity to present day.

A world-leading volcanologist, Professor Clive Oppenheimer has appeared in numerous nature documentaries for international broadcasters including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, ZDF and the BBC.  His definitive book Eruptions that Shook the World, which explores the complex, interconnected history of mankind’s existence alongside volcanoes, both past and present, is a key inspiration for this film.

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, The Wrath of God, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu, 1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (Lessons of Darkness, 1992), Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), Mein liebster Feind (My Best Friend, 1999), Invincible (2000), Grizzy Man (2005), Encounters at the End of the World (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.