While the talk as of late surrounding director Werner Herzog has been involving his work on the documentary side of things, it appears as though the auteur will next be heading back into the realm of feature fiction filmmaking.
Variety is reporting that the director’s ‘next project’ will be an adaptation of the D.B.C. Pierre novel, ‘Vernon God Little.’ The film is penned by Andrew Birkin, and will follow a young man who heads to Mexico after being sited as an accomplice in a school shooting.
Described as a satire, the book is a mediation on many things ranging from violence to the media’s relationship to it. Perfect fodder for a filmmaker like Herzog, the premise and themes sound bleak enough to fit right in the director’s wheelhouse. It remains to be seen just when the film will be shooting, or where in the grand scheme of things his Gertrude Bell film, Queen Of The Desert, is left, but all we do know is that this sounds like an absolute masterpiece in the making.