I’ve just spotted those pictures of Salt and Fire, the upcoming eco-thriller movie directed by German Filmmaker Werner Herzog based on a short story by Tom Bissell and starring Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Ferres, and Werner Herzog:
“The United Nations has sent a scientific delegation, led by researchers Laura (Veronica Ferres) and Fabio (Gael García Bernal), to investigate rare South American geological formations. But as soon as they land, the crew is kidnapped by minions of rogue businessman Matt Riley (Michael Shannon), who has his own agenda when it comes to environmental protection. Deep inside his compound, Laura becomes separated from her fellow explorers and drawn deeper into Riley’s world, but try as she might, she can’t predict his final plan.”
There’s also a film poster:
Sometimes redemption is out of reach.
To better understand why there’s volcano on that poster, here’s a second plot synopsis with more details:
“A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
Anyway, who do you prefer: Michael Shannon or Gael Garcia Bernal? Why?
The film has yet to get an official US release date, but it will open in German theaters on November 17, 2016.
Update – A new plot synopsis:
“Just thirty hours ago, Professor Laura Sommerfeld (Veronica Ferres) and her scientist colleagues (Gael Garcial Bernal and Volker Michalowski) were en route to South America to survey the volcanic Diablo Blanco disaster zone on behalf of the United Nations.
Now, she has been detained, handcuffed, and secreted away to an unknown location under armed guard and the unblinking eye of a pillaging corporate imperialist (Michael Shannon) and a terrifyingly withdrawn, wheelchair-bound, machine gun-toting nihilist (noted cosmologist and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss in his acting debut).
Soon, Laura will find herself quite literally at the center of the ecological and political fallout of Diablo Blanco: abandoned and forced to survive with limited provisions in a mysterious and rapidly expanding man-made desert that could one day overrun the world.”