CANNES: Dogwoof Nabs Werner Herzog Volcano Documentary ‘Into the Inferno’

LONDON — Dogwoof has acquired worldwide rights to Werner Herzog’s volcano documentary “Into the Inferno,” and will screen a teaser clip to buyers at the Cannes Market on May 15.

Herzog, who won best director at Cannes with “Fitzcarraldo” in 1982, teams up with one of the world’s leading volcanologists, 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.

Filming will start this year in North Korea and then across the globe, including Indonesia, Italy, Hawaii, Iceland and Eritrea. Expected delivery is 2016.

Oli Harbottle, head of distribution at Dogwoof, negotiated the deal with Andre Singer and Richard Melman of Spring Films, the U.K. co-producer, in association with co-producers Herzog Film and Matter of Fact Media, for Dogwoof to handle the sale of all international rights, excluding Canada. Dogwoof will also act as U.K. distributor.

“It’s a huge coup to be adding Werner Herzog’s next documentary project to the Dogwoof slate for worldwide representation, and after the huge international success of ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams,’ we are more than confident that his inimitable style, combined with such an epic subject matter, will once again deliver a film both as magical and as commercial,” Harbottle said.

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