Werner Herzog spoke to IndieWire at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and he briefly mentioned Queen of The Desert. He spoke again about coordinating the actors schedules being a problem & about how he needs to shoot in the summer.
He’s making more movies about women… finally. Herzog is currently in pre-production on the adventure film “Queen of the Desert,” which is likely to star Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson. “There are some actors I’d very much likely to be in the film and it’s problematic to get them in the same place at the same time,” he said with regard to the delays, pointing out that he needs to shoot the film in the summer. “One thing that’s maybe significant is that I do have two films [in pre-production] where the protagonists will be women. That hasn’t happened to me much before. People have always been asking me, ‘Why is it always men?’ It’s not true. I’ve made at least four or five films where women have been the protagonists. But this is new terrain for me.”
Check out the rest of the interview over at Indiewire