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XLrator Media Acquires Werner Herzog’s SALT AND FIRE; Release Coming Spring 2017

xlratorXLrator Media, known for putting out some excellent genre titles and films that tend to be somewhat outside of the box, have acquired filmmaking legend Werner Herzog’s new film SALT AND FIRE. The film, an Eco-thriller starring Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres & Gael Garcia Bernal is targeted for a spring 2017 release and from the press release we were sent, sounds like quite the film. Read on for additional info!

Written and directed by Werner Herzog inspired by a story by Tom Bissell, SALT AND FIRE tells the story of a corporate CEO and a group of scientists who must band together despite their ideological differences to try to avoid a looming environmental catastrophe. The film was shot in Bolivia at the stunning Uyuni salt flats (the world’s largest) and Germany. The film was produced by Nina Maag, Werner Herzog, Michael Benaroya and Pablo Cruz.

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At age 74, German filmmaker Herzog is one of cinema’s masters, known for both his bold narratives (Aguirre: Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo) and poignant documentaries (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). His latest documentaries, Lo and Behold: Reveries From the Connected World about the Internet and Into The Inferno about volcanoes, premiered at this year’s Sundance and Telluride Film Festivals, respectively, and he is teaching filmmaking through the online platform Masterclass.

“In a career spanning six decades, Werner Herzog has dazzled and challenged audiences with his unique cinematic vision. We’re honored to bring audiences his thought-provoking and very timely environmental thriller with the remarkable cast of Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal and Veronica Ferres,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

What do you fright (and non-fright) fanatics think of this one?